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James Harris in action for Middlesex Panthers against Essex Eagles. Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO

Middlesex backing young seamers to step up after Harris loan

Middlesex have faith that their young pace bowlers will provide adequate back-up for the 50-over tournament after allowing James Harris to rejoin Glamorgan on loan.

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Chris Tomlinson

Chris Tomlinson goes into Commonwealth Games with a victory in London Anniversary Games

Chris Tomlinson will go into next week’s Commonwealth Games long jump competition brimming with confidence after a morale-boosting victory at the London Anniversary Games at Horse Guards Parade in Westminster on Sunday.

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Wingate's new signing Nico Muir (centre) was on target against St Albans City on Saturday - although the Blues were defeated. Pic: Martin Addison

Wingate & Finchley beaten twice but new signing Nico Muir’s among the goals

Wingate & Finchley have continued their pre-season campaign with two home defeats – an 8-3 hammering by St Albans City on Saturday and then a narrow 2-1 loss against Redbridge last night.

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Dawid Malan, Middlesex

Middlesex cricket column: Opening Up with Dawid Malan

We’ve been poor at the start of all competitions this season. In the County Championship we got thrashed at Sussex and then we lost the Twenty20 double header.

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Dereck Chisora (right) has been forced to pull out of his fight with Tyson Fury due to injury

Injury forces Dereck Chisora to pull out of showdown with Tyson Fury

Hampstead’s Dereck Chisora has been forced to withdraw from his showdown with Tyson Fury this Saturday at the Phones 4 U Arena in Manchester after suffering a fractured left hand in his last sparring session leading up to the fight.

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Hampstead's Angela Bonora (left) took 2-8. Pic: Tom Roberts

Hampstead Ladies are defeated at Radlett

Hampstead’s ladies were defeated away at Radlett on Sunday in Division A of the North London Women’s League, despite a strong all-round performance.

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Sam Bardon top scored for North London with 47. Pic: Max Flego

Defeated North London can’t put their plan into Acton

North London succumbed to a second successive defeat after a disappointing batting display away at second-placed Acton in Division Three of the Middlesex County Cricket League.

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Ed Foster of Highgate appeals for an LBW. Pic: Max Flego

Last pair take Highgate over the line in nail-biting victory over Barnes

Last pair Edward Foster and Jack Peck edged Highgate over the line for a nail-biting victory over Barnes that lifted them back into third place in Division Three of the Middlesex County Cricket League.

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North Middlesex's Ed Bird (left) celebratres with his team-mates after bowling Hampstead captain Steve Clark. Pic: Max Flego

North Middlesex take lion’s share of the spoils in draw against Hampstead

North Middlesex closed the gap on their relegation rivals in the Premier Division of the Middlesex County Cricket League after taking the lion’s share of the spoils in a winning draw against Hampstead.

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Hornsey's Oli Yew took 4-8 in the victory over Brondesbury. Pic: Max Flego

Yew and Philipson rip Brondesbury to shreds as Hornsey post first win in five

Oli Yew and Michael Philipson ripped the Brondesbury batting to shreds as Hornsey posted their first win in five games in the Premier Division of the Middlesex County Cricket League.

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Globes mens doubles finalists (from left): Andrew Rozanov, Gaddo Guidotti, Gleb Toropov and Warwick Foy.

Globe Tennis Club celebrate their 60th anniversary

Globe Lawn Tennis Club commemorated their 60th anniversary at the weekend, providing a welcome opportunity to look back at their rich history and an inclusive ethos which has made it what it is today.

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Paul Stirling of Middlesex. Pic: Matt Bright

Middlesex batsman confident that centuries will come in County Championship

Paul Stirling hopes a maiden four-day hundred is not too far away after marking his run in the Middlesex side with a glut of half-centuries.

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Alex Pritchard. (Photo by Ben Hoskins/Getty Images)

Tottenham midfielder moves on loan to Brentford

Brentford have signed Tottenham youngster Alex Pritchard on a season long loan.

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Ravi Patel, Middlesex

Middlesex cricket column: Positive Spin with Ravi Patel

Somehow we just haven’t been able to close games out in the County Championship and it was a similar story against Somerset last week.

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Left to right: Cumberland's Harriet Dart, Kate Green, Fran Stephenson, Lena Keothavong (captain), Becky Llewellyn and Naomi Cavaday

Cumberland ladies retain their AEGON Team Tennis national title

Cumberland’s ladies have been crowned the best women’s team in the country for the second year in a row after becoming AEGON Team Tennis national champions again at The West Hants Club in Bournemouth.

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North London's Millie Pope

North London youngster Millie Pope is called up for England tournament

North London Cricket Club’s Millie Pope has been selected for an Under-16 England team which will take part in a series of Twenty20 and 40-over matches at Wellington College later this month.

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The umpire gets involved as tensions rise, with Wembley captain Chulananda de Silva (left) and South Hampstead batsman Fuad Ahmed (right) in the thick of the action. Pic: Paolo Minoli

Skipper’s disappointed with South Hampstead’s batting - and sledging incident

South Hampstead captain James Williams was disappointed with his side’s batting display in their defeat against league leaders Wembley – and with a sledging incident.

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The Hampstead ladies who played in the final. Left to right: Molly Meacher, Julia Male, Mel Sherwood, Susie Gregson, Caroline Egen (Captain), Claire Kent, Hazel Stuart

Hampstead ladies earn the right to represent Middlesex in Pearson Trophy

Hampstead’s ladies will represent Middlesex in the inter-counties finals of the Pearson Trophy later this month after winning the London title.

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Julian Jones got a hole in one at the 14th at Muswell Hill Golf Club's championship qualifier

Jones hits a hole in one but Baker’s the top man at Muswell Hill Golf Club

Julian Jones scored a hole in one during Muswell Hill Golf Club’s championship qualifier at the weekend – but it was Rowan Baker who won the competition.

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Highgate School's Under-19s mingle with the England Blind XI. Pic: Sanjay Patel

Highgate School Under-19s host England Blind XI in cricket match

Highgate School’s Under-19 cricket team hosted the England Blind XI in a thrilling match - which was played with the visitors’ rules.

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Brondesbury's Rob Nelson. Pic: Max Flego

Disappointing batting display condemns Brondesbury to defeat against Twickenham

A disappointing batting display condemned Brondesbury to a home defeat against Twickenham as they were bowled out for little more than 100.

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Hampstead's ladies celebrate their victory

Captain’s innings inspires Hampstead Ladies to sixth victory in eight games

A captain’s innings from Lucy Horitz and a superb bowling display took Hampstead’s ladies to their sixth victory from eight games in Division A of the North London Women’s League.

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Michael Clements scored his first half-century of the season for North Middlesex. Pic: Max Flego

North Middlesex beat basement boys Finchley in relegation battle

North Middlesex posted their second successive victory with a valuable home win over basement boys Finchley in the Premier Division relegation battle.

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Will Russell of Highgate celebrates after taking the wicket of Hussain Shabbir

Russell records first five-wicket haul as Highgate overcome North London

All-rounder Will Russell recorded his first five-wicket haul for Highgate as they got back on track with victory over neighbours North London in Division Three of the Middlesex County Cricket League.

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Mubasher Hassan recorded stunning figures of 6-13 for Hampstead against Teddington. Pic: Max Flego

Hassan’s six-wicket haul helps Hampstead thrash league leaders Teddington

Mubasher Hassan took six wickets as Hampstead continued their resurgence with an emphatic nine-wicket victory away against league leaders Teddington in the Premier Division of the Middlesex County Cricket League.

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Dan Christian, Middlesex

Win tickets for Middlesex’s Twenty20 clash against Surrey at Lord’s

Lord’s hosts an enthralling London derby this month when Middlesex and Surrey go head to head under lights in the NatWest T20 Blast.

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Saracens' David Strettle

Strettle says Saracens have got over their heartbreak after return to training

EXCLUSIVE: David Strettle says Saracens have recovered from their heartbreak and are ready to go again after returning to pre-season training.

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The pavilion at South Hampstead. Pic: Paolo Minoli

South Hampstead hope girls will be enthused by cricket at club open day

South Hampstead’s junior colts manager David Chase hopes more female players will pour into the club when they host their ECB club open day on Saturday.

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Harry Podmore

Middlesex youngster enjoys pressure of Twenty20 death bowling

Teenage paceman Harry Podmore is relishing the pressure that comes with ‘death’ bowling after forcing his way into Middlesex’s Twenty20 side.

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From left: Swing for Sammy organisers Anjana Yick, Helen Trow, Paul Trow and Ruth Blackwell, pictured at Friday's event at Muswell Hill Golf Club. Pic: Dieter Perry

Swing for Sammy event is a huge success again at Muswell Hill Golf Club

The seventh annual Swing for Sammy competition was held at Muswell Hill Golf Club last Friday, raising an estimated £18,000 for charities and boosting the total since the event began in 2008 to around £111,000.

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Pupils, teachers and paretns from Hereward House School collectively ran 205 miles on Saturday to raise money for Help for Heroes. Far right: Deputy head and race organiser Chris Hammond. Pic: Dieter Perry

Hereward House School complete ultramarathon relay for charity

Hereward House School in Hampstead completed an ultramarathon relay on Saturday in aid of UK military charity Help for Heroes.

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Dawid Malan, Middlesex

Middlesex cricket column: Opening Up with Dawid Malan

We’ve been nailed about our batting for the last year or two, with people saying how poor it’s been, but the guys have really stepped up this season.

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Camden's Louis Mennear

Camden young stars impress at Crystal Palace in London Youth Games

Camden’s Louis Mennear says it was an honour to represent his borough on the track at the Balfour Beatty London Youth Games.

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Harrow Town celebrate. Pic: Max Flego

Manhar Patel hits a ton as Harrow Town send South Hampstead to room 101

Manhar Patel hit 101 as Harrow Town earned a comprehensive victory over South Hampstead in Division Three of the Middlesex County Cricket League, triumphing by exactly the same number of runs.

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Hampstead Ladies in action against Chesham

Hampstead Ladies are triumphant at Chesham in North London Women’s League

Hampstead’s ladies secured the full 18 points in a confident win away against Chesham, leaving them second in Division A of the North London Women’s League.

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Ragheb Aga (centre) celebrates with his Hampstead team-mates. Pic: Max Flego

Hampstead return to winning ways with first victory in seven games

Hampstead finally got back to winning ways at the weekend, with captain Steve Clark hitting a century as the reigning champions picked up their first league victory for seven games.

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Ed Bird recorded bowling figures of 5-37 for North Middlesex. Pic: Max Flego

North Middlesex earn first victory after shocking title contenders Ealing

A deadly display of bowling from Ed Bird and Joel Hughes gave North Middlesex their first win of the season as they edged a thriller against high-flying Ealing and moved off the bottom of the Premier Division.

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Highgate's Craig Gourlay. Pic: Paolo Minoli

Gourlay’s second six-wicket haul is in vain as Highgate are defeated

Craig Gourlay’s second six-wicket haul of the season proved to be in vain as Highgate lost further ground on the top two in Division Three of the Middlesex County Cricket League.

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North London players celebrate. Pic: Max Flego

Monar stars with bat and ball as North London beat basement boys Ickenham

Pete Monar starred with both bat and ball as North London successfully defended a modest total to take maximum points against bottom side Ickenham in Division Three of the Middlesex County Cricket League.

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Harry Podmore, Middlesex

Middlesex bowler: fielding errors were crucial in defeat by Glamorgan

Teenage paceman Harry Podmore has conceded that poor fielding cost Middlesex the chance to record their second Twenty20 win of the season against Glamorgan.

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Erik Lamela scored twice against Toronto

Davies makes Spurs debut but Lamela steals the show in victory over Toronto

Ben Davies made his Tottenham debut but Erik Lamela stole the show as Mauricio Pochettino’s side beat Jermain Defoe and his Toronto team-mates 3-2 in their second pre-season friendly.

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Saracens' David Strettle

Strettle says Saracens have got over their heartbreak after return to training

EXCLUSIVE: David Strettle says Saracens have recovered from their heartbreak and are ready to go again after returning to pre-season training.

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James Harris in action for Middlesex Panthers against Essex Eagles. Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO

Middlesex backing young seamers to step up after Harris loan

Middlesex have faith that their young pace bowlers will provide adequate back-up for the 50-over tournament after allowing James Harris to rejoin Glamorgan on loan.

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Mo Farah. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

Mo Farah pulls out of Commonwealth games

Londoner Mo Farah has pulled out of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow due to illness.

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Dereck Chisora (right) has been forced to pull out of his fight with Tyson Fury due to injury

Injury forces Dereck Chisora to pull out of showdown with Tyson Fury

Hampstead’s Dereck Chisora has been forced to withdraw from his showdown with Tyson Fury this Saturday at the Phones 4 U Arena in Manchester after suffering a fractured left hand in his last sparring session leading up to the fight.

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