A quote oft attributed to Napoleon Bonaparte, viz, " I know he's good General, but is he a lucky one ".
It seems that in Lloyd, the Club may have unearthed a " lucky one ", but didn't know what to do about it, opting instead for the easy , less controversial, comfortable choice, i.e. reinstating Cooke, who then failed with the bat, twice, and led the team to it's only defeat of the season, and a crushing one at that.
I bet Middlesex just couldn't believe THEIR luck.
It's such a crying shame that the powers that be clearly have little grasp of history.