Tim Murtagh passed the milestone of 700 first-class wickets during Middlesex's County Championship clash with Northants at the weekend.

The 36 year-old opening bowler took 4 for 27 to reach the landmark, reaching the 700 mark as he bowled Josh Cobb.

Murtagh also claimed the wickets of Robert Newton, Ben Duckett and Adam Rossington as Northants were skittled for 71 replying to Middlesex's first innings total of 214, in which Paul Stirling made 44.

The 'Lambeth Lara' showcased his all-round talent by thumping 31 from 20 balls as Middlesex posted 159 in their second innings to set Northants a chase of 303.

Murtagh reached the 1000 wickets in all formats milestone last season, and Irish fans will be hoping he adds to that tally when Ireland take on Pakistan in the first Test at Malahide next month.