Steve Finn took nine wickets as Middlesex beat Nottinghamshire by ten wickets

Steve Finn impressed for Middlesex during their win over Nottinghamshire. Picture: Action Images

Steve Finn impressed for Middlesex during their win over Nottinghamshire. Picture: Action Images

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STEVE FINN continued his impressive return to form with Middlesex, taking nine wickets in the ten-wicket win a over Nottinghamshire.

Watford-born Finn’s wicket haul helped Middlesex to a comfortable victory over Notts, who were bowled out for 326 in the first innings and 224 in the second.

The England fast bowler took 5-91 in the first innings, adding a further four wickets for 82 runs in the second innings.

Tim Murtagh took 5-61 for Middlesex, including the key wickets of Chris Read and Riki Wessels.

Middlesex made light work of chasing down Nottinghamshire's total, declaring on 439 in the first innings before reaching the required 112 without loss in their second to ease to victory.

Finn chipped in with eight runs from 13 balls before being dismissed LBW by Andrew Carter.

But it was with the ball that the former Parmiter's pupil stole the show, taking his wicket haul to 15 in just three innings after two weeks of the new Division One Country Championship season.

The 25-year-old endured a tough winter after being sent home from England's 5-0 Ashes whitewash down under after his bowling action rendered him "unselectable" in the eyes of the England selectors.

Finn has come under fire for his habit of knocking over the non-striker's stumps with his knee during his delivery, something which came under further scrutiny after South Africa's batsmen complained that the action was causing them distraction during England's tour of South Africa in 2012.

South Africa's complaint caused the ICC to introduce a new law declaring a delivery a no ball rather than a dead ball if the non-striker's wicket is broken during delivery, dubbed 'Finn's Law'.

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