London - England captain Eoin Morgan was in the runs ahead
of the forthcoming limited-overs series against Australia with a century for
Middlesex against Gloucestershire in county cricket's One-Day Cup on Wednesday.
Morgan struck seven fours and five sixes in a 69-ball innings
of exactly 100 in Bristol before he holed out in the deep off the bowling of
Fellow Irishman Paul Stirling batted through the innings for
127 not out, with Hilton Cartwright making a quickfire unbeaten 60 in a
Middlesex total of 322 for three.
Gloucestershire could only manage 289 all out in reply, with
New Zealand's James Franklin taking three for 42.
But a 33-run victory for the visitors was not enough to take
them into the knockout stages of this 50 overs per side competition, with
results elsewhere in the South Group going against Middlesex.
England face Scotland in a stand-alone one-day international
in Edinburgh on Sunday before a five-match series against old rivals Australia
gets underway at The Oval on Wednesday, June 13.on Wednesday, June 13.