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Dawid Malan, Middlesex

Middlesex cricket column: Opening Up with Dawid Malan

Captaining a team at Lord’s for the first time when we played the Indians was very enjoyable, even if it was a bit unexpected.

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Sam Robson. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

Chris Rogers backs Sam Robson to shine on return to Middlesex after England duty

Middlesex captain Chris Rogers believes that Sam Robson won’t have any issues adjusting from Test cricket back to the county circuit.

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

True Blue: A Wingate & Finchley fan’s view of the derby triumph at Enfield Town

The Ham&High’s Wingate & Finchley blogger Simon Swingler looks back on yesterday’s 3-2 win at north London rivals Enfield Town, which left the Blues fourth in the Ryman League table.

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Hornsey's Ed Wharton took 6-45 in Saturday's defeat against the new league leaders, Teddington. Pic: Paolo Minoli

Wharton can’t save struggling Hornsey from fourth successive defeat

Hornsey gave Premier Division title challengers Teddington a scare at Tivoli Road, but a narrow 14-run defeat keeps them in the bottom two while their visitors rose to the top of the table.

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Ed Atkins bats for Highgate. Pic: Max Flego

Highgate are thrashed by Wembley but can still achieve promotion

Highgate’s destiny remains in their own hands despite suffering a nine-wicket thrashing by Division Three promotion rivals Wembley and dropping to third in the table.

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Hampstead captain Steve Clark was the top scorer with a half-century, but a losing draw against Ealing effectively ended his side's chances of retaining their crown. Pic: Max Flego

Hampstead’s title defence looks doomed to failure after losing draw against Ealing

Hampstead’s title defence is all but over after a losing draw in a rain-affected match against fellow championship contenders Ealing left them 16 points off the top with just two games left.

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North Middlesex captain Tom Nicoll (centre) celebrates with team-mates. Pic: Max Flego

Nicoll hails North Middlesex’s ‘unbelievable’ transformation after securing survival

North Middlesex captain Tom Nicoll has hailed his side’s “unbelievable” transformation after they secured Premier Division status with a sixth win in eight games.

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Kieran Longbottom of Saracens. Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Saracens bow a blast for K-bomb

Prop Kieran Longbottom was delighted to have made his Saracens debut as the Londoners beat Ospreys 39-5 in a pre-season friendly at the HAC in the heart of the city.

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Saracens stars (L-R) Chris Ashton, Owen Farrell, Alistair Hargreaves, Alex Goode and Billy Vunipola in the club's 2014/15 home (black) and away (white) kits

Saracens unveil new Nike kits

Saracens have unveiled the club’s new Nike home and away kits for the 2014-2015 season.

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Ravi Patel, Middlesex

Middlesex cricket column: Positive Spin with Ravi Patel

I was ecstatic to be picked for the England Lions recently, but there is still a way to go before I can think about playing international cricket.

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Hendon's Kezie Ibe. Pic: Andrew Aleksiejczuk

Hendon continue fine start to Ryman League campaign with back-to-back victories

Hendon’s excellent start to the Ryman League season has continued with back-to-back victories over VCD Athletic and Bognor Regis Town.

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Chetan Patel (centre) and his Hornsey team-mates are dismayed as Ben Scott survives an lbw decision against Ed Harton. Pic: Paolo Minoli

Hornsey slip further off the pace in relegation fight after collapse at Hampstead

Hornsey slipped further off the pace in the relegation battle after being skittled for just 65 runs in a heavy defeat away at Hampstead.

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Ingimar Tomasson of Highgate School

Highgate young star Tomasson plays in front of Tim Henman at Wimbledon

Highgate youngster Ingimar Tomasson says his Wimbledon experience will inspire him to new heights after playing in front of Tim Henman at the All England Club.

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North Middlesex's Joel Hughes took 5-47 en route to a victory over Stanmore. Pic: Max Flego

North Middlesex take a giant step towards safety with fifth successive home win

North Middlesex took a giant step towards securing their Premier Division safety as a fifth successive home win took them 14 points clear of the drop zone.

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North London players celebrate. Pic: Max Flego

Monar lifts North London into top half of Division Three table

Spinner Pete Monar lifted North London into the top half of the Division Three table as they beat Harrow Town by 19 runs in a low-scoring encounter.

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Hampstead batsman Mubasher Hassan just manages to squeeze the ball past Hornsey captain Michael Philipson en route to his half-century. Pic: Paolo Minoli

Premier Division title race set for thrilling finale as Hampstead thrash Hornsey

The title race in the Premier Division of the Middlesex County Cricket League is heading for thrilling finale as reigning champions Hampstead kept themselves in the hunt with a convincing 192-run home win over Hornsey.

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Will Russell (centre) celebrates with his Highgate team-mates. Pic: Max Flego

Russell stars with bat and bat to keep victorious Highgate in the promotion spots

Will Russell took five wickets and then smashed an unbeaten 86 to keep Highgate’s Division Three promotion challenge on course against struggling Ickenham.

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

True Blue: A Wingate & Finchley fan’s view of the draw at East Thurrock

The Ham&High’s Wingate & Finchley blogger Simon Swingler reflects on Saturday’s goalless draw away at unbeaten East Thurrock.

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Will Fraser of Saracens. Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images

Will Fraser on recovery trail as Saracens beat London Scottish

Will Fraser was delighted to have made his first appearance in nine months as Saracens kicked-off their home pre-season campaign with six tries against Championship neighbours London Scottish.

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Hendon boss Gary McCann. Pic: Andrew Aleksiejczuk

Happy Hendon boss McCann eyes a 10-year testimonial in the new year

Hendon manager Gary McCann says he is happy in the job and looking forward to his 10th season in charge.

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Middlesex's Ravi Patel celebrates taking the wicket of Sussex's Ed Joyce during the T20 Blast at Lord's

Middlesex coach hopes Ravi Patel’s experience with England Lions will benefit club

Middlesex coach Richard Scott is hoping Ravi Patel’s England Lions experience will make a difference when the club conclude their County Championship campaign next month.

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Wingate signing David Knight (right) has scored three goals in two games at the start of the league campaign, having achieved the same feat in the club's final friendly matches. Pic: Martin Addison

Wingate & Finchley start the season as top scorers in Ryman League Premier Division

Wingate & Finchley are the early top scorers in the Ryman League Premier Division after finding the net seven times in their two opening matches of the season.

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Dawid Malan, Middlesex

Middlesex cricket column: Opening up with Dawid Malan

After a mixed week in the Royal London Cup we need to win our last two games against Notts and Kent to have any hope of qualifying.

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Highgate's no9 batsman Johan de Silva was the top scorer in the match with 49. Pic: Max Flego

Highgate rue missed opportunity in promotion race after draw at struggling Kenton

Highgate spurned the opportunity to go level on points with Division Three leaders Wembley after a losing draw against struggling Kenton in the Middlesex County Cricket League.

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Connor Nurse bats for North Middlesex. Pic: Max Flego

Denly can’t do it all himself as North Middlesex lose at Richmond

North Middlesex’s excellent recent run of form in the Premier Division came to an end as they were defeated at Richmond in a low-scoring encounter.

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Hornsey's Adam Rossington was the top scorer in the match with 50. Pic: Max Flego

Hornsey drop into relegation zone after defeat against Finchley

Hornsey’s relegation concerns continue to mount in the Premier Division after a defeat against fellow strugglers Finchley dropped them into the bottom two with four games left.

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Hampstead captain Steve Clark claimed a five-for but his side only collected one point from the match. Pic: Paolo Minoli

Mixed feelings for Brondesbury and Hampstead after draw at Harman Drive

Basement boys Brondesbury earned the lion’s share of the spoils in a draw against title challengers Hampstead, who missed the chance to go top of the Premier Division in the Middlesex County Cricket League.

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

True Blue: A Wingate & Finchley fan’s view of the opening-day defeat against Leiston

The Ham&High’s Wingate & Finchley blogger Simon Swingler discusses the summer’s new arrivals and Saturday’s unfortunate 4-3 home defeat against Leiston.

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Tin-Tin Ho in action for England

Exclusive: Table tennis star Tin-Tin Ho reflects on her silver success at Commonwealth Games

Paddington’s teenage star Tin-Tin Ho has returned home with a silver medal after starring for England at the Commonwealth Games.

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Hendon manager Gary McCann. Pic: Andrew Aleksiejczuk

Hendon boss gives Green light for play-off challenge ahead of Ryman League opener

Hendon manager Gary McCann is targeting the play-offs as the Greens prepare to kick off their Premier Division campaign at home against Bury Town on Saturday.

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Neil Dexter (left) congratulates Eoin Morgan on his century against Surrey. Pic: Sarah Williams

Middlesex never lost belief despite run of defeats, says Dexter

Neil Dexter says the spirit and belief in the Middlesex camp never dipped during their recent five-match losing streak in all competitions.

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Wingate & Finchley captain Marc Weatherstone (centre). Pic: Martin Addison

Wingate & Finchley captain’s determined to avoid Ryman League relegation fight

Wingate & Finchley captain Marc Weatherstone is determined to avoid a repeat of last season’s relegation scare as the Blues gear up for the opening day of the season in the Ryman League Premier Division.

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Dawid Malan, Middlesex

Middlesex cricket column: Opening Up with Dawid Malan

From a selfish point of view, we’d all like Steven Finn to play for Middlesex as often as possible – he’s a massive asset to us.

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Hannah Viner

Highgate Harriers avoid relegation in final Southern League match

Highgate Harriers’ combined team did just enough to stave off relegation by scraping a third-place finish in their final Southern League match of the season.

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Chris Tomlinson competed in the men's long jump final at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow (pic: David Davies/PA)

Tomlinson admits his best was not quite good enough at Commonwealth Games

A philosophical Chris Tomlinson admitted his best was not quite good enough after finishing fifth in the Commonwealth Games long jump final.

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North Middlesex captain Tom Nicoll. Pic: Max Flego

North Middlesex continue their remarkable rise after overcoming Twickenham

North Middlesex’s remarkable rise up the table continued as a strong all-round display produced a convincing 106-run victory over high-flying Twickenham.

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Hornsey captain Michael Philipson

Philipson’s latest wicket haul can’t save Hornsey from defeat

Captain Michael Philipson picked up a clutch of wickets but could not avert a five-wicket defeat that dumped Hornsey back into the relegation fight in the Premier Division of the Middlesex County Cricket League.

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Craig Gourlay (right) exchanges a high five with Highgate team-mate Will Bowley after capturing a South Hampstead wicket. Pic: Max Flego

Highgate climb into second spot after victory over South Hampstead

A big third-wicket partnership between Chris Arul and Will Russell hauled Highgate out of trouble and secured victory over South Hampstead as they climbed to second place in the Division Three table.

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Ollie Rayner, pictured in action for Middlesex CCC, was a key man for Hampstead with the bat and ball

Hampstead are firmly in the title race as Rayner inspires latest triumph

Middlesex CCC man Ollie Rayner struck 71 and took three wickets on his debut for Hampstead as the reigning champions recorded their fourth victory from five games and advanced into the top three.

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North Middlesex have won the T20 competition of the Middlesex County Cricket League for the first time

North Middlesex win T20 competition for the first time

North Middlesex have won the T20 competition of the Middlesex County Cricket League for the first time – and they now progress to the national stage.

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Football See all

Tottenham's goalscorers Harry Kane, Paulinho and Andros Townsend celebrate together with Sandro (far left)

Spurs coast past AEL Limassol at the Lane to progress in Europa League

Tottenham continued their perfect start to life under Mauricio Pochettino, cruising to a 3-0 home win over AEL Limassol tonight and booking their place in the Europa League group stage.

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Kieran Longbottom of Saracens. Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

Saracens bow a blast for K-bomb

Prop Kieran Longbottom was delighted to have made his Saracens debut as the Londoners beat Ospreys 39-5 in a pre-season friendly at the HAC in the heart of the city.

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Dawid Malan, Middlesex

Middlesex cricket column: Opening Up with Dawid Malan

Captaining a team at Lord’s for the first time when we played the Indians was very enjoyable, even if it was a bit unexpected.

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Athletics See all

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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Ingimar Tomasson of Highgate School

Highgate young star Tomasson plays in front of Tim Henman at Wimbledon

Highgate youngster Ingimar Tomasson says his Wimbledon experience will inspire him to new heights after playing in front of Tim Henman at the All England Club.

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