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Hendon winger Adam Johnson (left) scored one try and had another disallowed. Pic: Paolo Minoli

Stylish Hendon make a winning start to their campaign under new coach

Hendon made a winning start to their campaign under new coach John Cassalaspro, surviving a late scare to overcome Chess Valley.

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The Ham&High's Wingate & Finchley blogger Simon Swingler

True Blue: A Wingate & Finchley fan’s view of the victory at Billericay Town

The Ham&High’s Wingate & Finchley blogger reflects on Saturday’s last-minute 3-2 victory away at Billericay Town, which leaves the Blues in the top four in the Ryman League Premier Division.

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Gareth Berg, Middlesex.

Middlesex may look to recruit all-rounder for next season

Middlesex are set to make the all-rounder’s position their top priority when they begin reshaping the squad for next season.

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Alex Goode breaks with the ball against Harlequins as Saracens team-mate Will Fraser looks on. Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images

Goode backs Saracens team-mate Will Fraser to push his way into England frame ahead of World Cup

Alex Goode believes his Saracens team-mate Will Fraser can push his way into the England frame as the clock ticks down towards next year’s home World Cup.

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Ravi Patel, Middlesex

Positive spin: Middlesex cricket column with Ravi Patel

It’s been disappointing for me to miss the last two matches, but you can always accept being left out if the reasons are valid.

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Catalin Fercu, Romania. Pic by Tony Marshall/EMPICS

Romanian ace Catalin Fercu signs for Saracens

Saracens have confirmed that Romanian international Catalin Fercu will link up with the club at the end of the month from Timisoara Saracens.

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Will Naylor (centre) wheels away after scoring the winning goal, while Oliver Didham (left) celebrates. Pic: Mark Clews

Hampstead & Westminster strike twice in final four minutes to shock Wimbledon

Hampstead and Westminster seized victory from the jaws of defeat as they started their 14th consecutive season in the NOW:Pensions Premier League with a last-gasp 2-1 home win over London rivals Wimbledon.

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Tom Loughnan in action for UCS Old Boys. Pic: Nick Cook/UCS Old Boys RFC

UCS Old Boys come from behind to make a winning start against Wasps

UCS Old Boys came from behind in the final 20 minutes to record a 17-9 opening-day victory over London Wasps as they began life in London North-West Division Three.

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Hampstead Ladies' second team talk tactics

Hampstead ladies’ second team fight back from three tries down - and nearly win!

Hampstead ladies’ opening game at Ashford was postponed at the weekend but their second XV hosted Tonbridge and fought back from three tries down to draw 24-24.

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Dan Dimoline (left) in action for Hampstead. Pic: Paolo Minoli

Hampstead are well beaten by newly-promoted Harrow in season opener

Hampstead were beaten 54-7 in their opening London North-West Division Two fixture by newly-promoted Harrow, who look set to challenge at the top of this division as well.

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Belsize Park's man of the match Chris Dan. Pic: Kully Khella/Belsize Park RFC

Smith scores debut hat-trick as Belsize Park announce themselves in style

Tristan Smith scored a hat-trick on his debut as Belsize Park announced themselves in their new division in style with an emphatic 41-10 away win.

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Muswell Hill Golf Club's ladies scatch team

Muswell Hill Golf Club’s ladies overcome Hendon to retain Middlesex scratch title

Muswell Hill Golf Club’s ladies retained the prestigious Middlesex five-a-side scratch title after beating Hendon in the final at Stanmore on Saturday.

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The Ham&High's Wingate & Finchley blogger Simon Swingler

True Blue: A Wingate & Finchley fan’s view of the draw against Ipswich Wanderers in the FA Cup

The Ham&High’s Wingate & Finchley blogger Simon Swingler reflects on Saturday’s 2-2 draw at home against Ipswich Wanderers in the FA Cup.

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Dawid Malan top scored in Middlesex's second innings with 46

Defeat to Durham keeps Middlesex in danger of the drop

Middlesex slid deeper into relegation trouble after they were beaten by Durham in their final home match of the County Championship season.

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Hampstead & Westminster's new goalkeeper Harry Gibson

Hampstead & Westminster keeper hopes new signings gel quickly in Premier Division

New Hampstead and Westminster goalkeeper Harry Gibson believes his new side could be dark horses in the NOW: Pension’s Men’s Hockey League Premier Division – providing all of the new arrivals click and quickly.

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Nick Gubbins batting for Middlesex. Pic: Sarah Williams

Middlesex youngster happy to be learning from fellow left-handers

Conventional wisdom dictates that any team’s ideal batting order should comprise a mixture of left and right-handers as a means of disturbing the bowlers’ rhythm.

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Hampstead in action last season. Pic: Paolo Minoli

Hampstead’s head coach wants to bring the fun factor back for new campaign

Hampstead’s head coach Peter Breen says his primary aim is to bring the fun factor back to the club and make sure his squad “start enjoying playing rugby again”.

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Belsize Park gear up for the new season with a hard-hitting training session. Pic: Kully Khella

Belsize Park are in uncharted territory after promotion to London leagues

Belsize Park RFC will be hoping to continue scaling the rugby pyramid when they launch their 2014-15 league season this weekend.

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Matt Jacobs in action for UCS Old Boys. Pic: Nick Cook/UCS Old Boys RFC

UCS Old Boys need to ‘develop good habits’ and ‘build for the future’, says chairman

UCS Old Boys chairman Gideon Bard says the club need to “develop good habits” and “build for the future” after last year’s relegation.

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Hendon captain Ger O'Donoghue (centre). Pic: Paolo Minoli

Hendon RFC target place in top-six promotion battle as league is restructured

Hendon RFC chairman David Gershlick hopes the first team will be competing in the top six in February after Herts/Middlesex Division Two was restructured during the summer.

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Hampstead Ladies' rugby sevens team

Hampstead Ladies hope to build on sevens success in return to league action

Hampstead Ladies are hoping that their success in sevens tournaments during the summer can provide a platform for a strong season as they return to league action.

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First Academy coach Adam Avnon (left) talks tactics with his team

First Academy offers chance to develop - on and off the field

Founded in 2006, First Academy FC’s commitment to youth development through football is just as evident on the sidelines as it is on the pitch.

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Tin-Tin Ho

Table tennis star Tin-Tin Ho wins hat-trick of gold medals at School Games

Paddington’s Tin-Tin Ho is celebrating winning three gold medals at the 2014 Sainsbury’s School Games in Manchester.

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Dawid Malan, Middlesex

Middlesex cricket column: Opening Up with Dawid Malan

It’s not quite over yet, but I don’t honestly think Yorkshire can be stopped from winning the County Championship title.

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Hornsey captain Michael Philipson took 4-2 with the ball and then hit an unbeaten 36 against Richmond, but his side were relegated. Pic: Max Flego

Captain Philipson reflects on Hornsey’s relegation from Premier Division

Hornsey’s three-year stay in the Premier Division of the Middlesex County League ended on Saturday as the Crouch End outfit were relegated.

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Hampstead's ladies celebrate. Pic: Tom Roberts

Hampstead Ladies overcome Wanstead to claim fourth spot

Hampstead’s ladies finished fourth in the North London Women’s League after a strong performance against Wanstead at Lymington Road.

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Freddie Fairhead hits out for Hampstead. Pic: Paolo Minoli

Hampstead finish sixth after final-day defeat at Twickenham

Hampstead’s disappointing Premier Division season ended in a defeat away at Twickenham, leaving the 2013 champions sixth in the final standings.

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Highgate's Chris Arul hits out. Pic: Max Flego

Arul hits unbeaten century as Highgate finish season on a high

Chris Arul hammered an unbeaten century as Highgate overcame the Tamils by seven wickets to round off their Division Three season on a triumphant note.

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North Middlesex captain Tom Nicoll. Pic: Max Flego

North Middlesex captain eyes title challenge after successful Premier Division campaign

North Middlesex captain Tom Nicoll is confident that his side are capable of a league title success in the coming years.

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The Ham&High's Wingate & Finchley blogger Simon Swingler

True Blue: A Wingate & Finchley fan’s view of the defeat at Lewes on Non-League Day

The Ham&High’s Wingate & Finchley blogger Simon Swingler looks back on the 3-0 loss away at Lewes on Non-League Day.

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Tim Murtagh in action for Middlesex. Pic: Sarah Williams

Middlesex bowler fully focused on battle for survival against Durham

Tim Murtagh is content to sacrifice next week’s one-day international series as he concentrates on spearheading Middlesex’s battle for top-flight survival.

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Wingate & Finchley's David Knight (centre) gets a shot off. Pic: Martin Addison

Striker signing David Knight aims to fire Wingate & Finchley into the play-offs

Wingate & Finchley forward David Knight believes the club can challenge for the Ryman League Premier Division play-offs this season - and he is confident he will score the goals to take them there.

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Kezie Ibe (left) scored Hendon's opener but then missed a penalty. Pic: Andrew Aleksiejczuk

High fives for Hendon after victory at Canvey Island

Hendon moved up to fifth place in the table after recording their fifth victory of the season, winning 1-0 away at Canvey Island on Tuesday night.

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Ravi Patel, Middlesex

Middlesex cricket column: Positive Spin with Ravi Patel

The way the schedule of the county season pans out, there are periods in the fixture list which are extremely congested.

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Tin-Tin Ho

Commonwealth Games table tennis star Tin-Tin Ho picked for European Team Championships

Commonwealth Games table tennis medallist Tin-Tin Ho has the chance to shine again on the international stage at the European Team Championships.

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North Middlesex's Ethan Bamber

Dream debut for North Middlesex’s latest young star Ethan Bamber against Hornsey

Fifteen-year-old seamer Ethan Bamber enjoyed a dream Premier League debut as North Middlesex overcame neighbours Hornsey and left their visitors staring at relegation.

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South Hampstead captain James Williams. Pic: Max Flego

South Hampstead still have work to do to avoid final-day relegation

South Hampstead still have work to do to preserve their status in the Middlesex County League on the final day after a narrow defeat at Barnes.

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Mubasher Hassan was the top scorer in the match with 64 as Hampstead beat Finchley. Pic: Max Flego

Hampstead beat struggling Finchley but give up their title

Hampstead gave up their Middlesex County Cricket League title on Saturday as Teddington took the Premier Division crown – but they beat struggling Finchley by 15 runs.

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Craig Gourlay bats for Highgate. Pic: Max Flego

Gourlay: Highgate can reflect on a strong season despite missing out on promotion

Craig Gourlay says Highgate can feel satisfied with their league showing this season despite missing out on promotion to Division Two.

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The Ham&High's Wingate & Finchley blogger Simon Swingler

True Blue: A Wingate & Finchley fan’s view of the victory over AFC Hornchurch

The Ham&High’s Wingate & Finchley blogger Simon Swingler looks back on Saturday’s 1-0 home win over AFC Hornchurch, which left the Blues third in the Ryman League Premier Division.

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The Ham&High's Wingate & Finchley blogger Simon Swingler

True Blue: A Wingate & Finchley fan’s view of the victory at Billericay Town

The Ham&High’s Wingate & Finchley blogger reflects on Saturday’s last-minute 3-2 victory away at Billericay Town, which leaves the Blues in the top four in the Ryman League Premier Division.

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Hendon winger Adam Johnson (left) scored one try and had another disallowed. Pic: Paolo Minoli

Stylish Hendon make a winning start to their campaign under new coach

Hendon made a winning start to their campaign under new coach John Cassalaspro, surviving a late scare to overcome Chess Valley.

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Gareth Berg, Middlesex.

Middlesex may look to recruit all-rounder for next season

Middlesex are set to make the all-rounder’s position their top priority when they begin reshaping the squad for next season.

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Great Britain's Mo Farah celebrates with his gold medal after winning the men's 10,000m final at the European Championships (pic: Adam Davy/PA)

Beagle Farah lands Euro gold

Olympic and world champion adds another title

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Will Naylor (centre) wheels away after scoring the winning goal, while Oliver Didham (left) celebrates. Pic: Mark Clews

Hampstead & Westminster strike twice in final four minutes to shock Wimbledon

Hampstead and Westminster seized victory from the jaws of defeat as they started their 14th consecutive season in the NOW:Pensions Premier League with a last-gasp 2-1 home win over London rivals Wimbledon.

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