Neil Dexter is hoping Middlesex can secure their first County Championship victory at Uxbridge for the first time since a one-run win over Leicestershire in 1991, writes Tom Moore.
The pitch at the out ground is conducive to racking up big scores, meaning results on there have been hard to come by.
When they have done, it has ended in a Middlesex defeat ever since they returned to Gatting Way in 2008.
And Dexter, who hit centuries in both innings in a defeat to Kent, is keen to give the fans a victory there for the first time this century.
He said: “It’s always a good wicket and normally a good batting wicket. It’s not been a great ground for us in terms of results. When I did do well, we still lost by 10 wickets.
“We’ve got to find a way to play on it at it sometimes doesn’t suit us. If the sun has been shining the grass gets burnt, so if it passes the infield it’ll be four. If you don’t get above 300 you’ll be in trouble.”
Middlesex have the luxury of playing their home games at Lord’s but, while the facilities at Uxbridge are never going to compare to the Home of Cricket, the density of the crowd is much better.
Dexter added: “We don’t realise how spoilt we are at Lord’s. Uxbridge is a different setting but the good thing is your true members are there and close to the players.
“They’re there to support the team and that’s what you want. Hopefully we can impress them with what we have on the field.”