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This excerpt below is taken from the article ‘How Middlesex won the Championships’.
The story began behind close doors on a rainy April day in Oxford with a frank assessment of Middlesex’s chances. During an abandoned university game the squad talked with psychologist Steven Sylvester.
“We thought people suspected we were a bit soft at times”, Ollie Rayner recalls. “A lot of our focus in pre-season was about how to build a team atmosphere and not think individually. The guys bought into that ethos and we were a really tight unit all year”.
Skipper James Franklin cites Sylvester as an unsung hero: “It was about trying to buy into a culture where we have each other’s backs when times are tough. Middlesex has maybe been perceived as a club that’s had a lot of talented individuals, but there’s always been an underlying ambition to play for England. We’re trying to change that. Playing for Middlesex and doing well for Middlesex will result in those other things just happening
To read the full article on ‘How Middlesex won the Championship’ after a long 23 year wait in front of a packed crowd at Lords, log onto The Cricketer Magazine’s website for the full issue