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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Middlesex’s title-winning squad gained the royal seal of approval when they were presented with the County Championship trophy at Buckingham Palace.

John Simpson wants Middlesex’s County Championship title triumph to be the first of many after they wrenched the crown from Yorkshire in thrilling fashion.

Stevie Eskinazi admits it may be hard to top the satisfaction of helping Middlesex to County Championship glory in the rest of his career.

While most cricket fans inside Lord’s and beyond were entranced by the exciting spectacle that unfolded on Friday, there were also some voicing outrage.

Middlesex hat-trick hero Toby Roland-Jones says the squad were always confident in their ability to become county champions this year.

Middlesex dethroned Yorkshire in a thrilling finish at Lord’s to win their first County Championship title since 1993.

Tim Bresnan’s unbeaten century kept Yorkshire on course for a hat-trick of County Championship titles – and all but ended Middlesex’s hopes of snatching their crown.

Toby Roland-Jones’ four-wicket return was not enough to prevent Yorkshire gaining the upper hand over Middlesex on day two of their County Championship decider at Lord’s.

As a team, we’ve done so well this season and to put the sprinkle dust on it with the championship would be absolutely awesome.

Nick Gubbins hit an unbeaten century to hold the Middlesex innings together on the opening day of their crucial County Championship clash with Yorkshire at Lord’s.

Given Yorkshire’s recent domination of domestic cricket, it’s no surprise to see them well represented among England squads in all formats of the game.

Former England all-rounder Chris Lewis will be returning to South Hampstead on Sunday to take part in the club’s annual six-a-side charity day.

Ollie Rayner is one of the few players in the Middlesex dressing room who knows how it feels to be part of a title-winning squad.

John Fosbraey’s former team-mate and flatmate Ben Claypole has paid tribute to the ex-Brondesbury captain, who died from cancer last week at the age of 38.

Middlesex’s John Simpson says the County Championship leaders must carry the euphoria of their win over Nottinghamshire into their next game at Old Trafford.

Nottinghamshire seamer Jake Ball wrecked Middlesex’s top order for the second time in the match to leave their County Championship title hopes on a knife-edge.

They might have just been promoted to Herts/Middlesex Division One, but Hendon hope that having Saracens as neighbours will pay further dividends this season.

Adam Wilson has hailed the togetherness and unity in the Brondesbury squad, insisting it went a long way towards them securing promotion to the Middlesex County League Premier Division.

At this stage of the championship, all you can do is focus on yourselves and what you’re able to control – as simple as that.

Departing skipper Jake Sharland wants to see Highgate become an established second-tier club in the Middlesex County League following their final-day escape from relegation.

Victorious North London were left on tenterhooks for two hours after beating Harrow Town before finally learning that they had secured promotion to Middlesex County League Division Two.

Skipper Tom Nicoll has urged North Middlesex to build on their new-found maturity next season after the disappointment of missing out on a maiden league title.

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North Middlesex batsman Evan Flowers is thrilled that the club’s policy of developing and promoting homegrown players has been rewarded as the fight for the Middlesex County League title goes down to the final day.

Hampstead secured their survival in the Premier Division of the Middlesex County League with a game to spare after beating relegation rivals Twickenham on Saturday.

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