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James Harris in action for Middlesex

Middlesex seamer James Harris feels squad rotation is essential if the club are to successfully negotiate a punishing schedule during the coming weeks.

Adam Voges batting for Middlesex. Pic: Matt Bright Photography

Middlesex captain Adam Voges has demanded that his side strive to better last year’s second-place finish in the County Championship this season.

Middlesex's Sam Robson

Skipper Adam Voges praised Sam Robson after his unbeaten century steered Middlesex into a strong position on the opening day of their County Championship season.

Middlesex's Dawid Malan bats against Essex in the 2015 NatWest T20 Blast

Dawid Malan is determined to turn around Middlesex’s Twenty20 fortunes – but he believes four-day cricket remains their main benchmark for success this season.

James Fuller in action for Middlesex. Pics: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo

After helping to guide your team to their first trophy in over a decade, complacency could easily be a natural inclination.

Middlesex batsman Nick Gubbins at the team building day at Radlett CCC

Nick Gubbins is itching to recover the winning habit with Middlesex after missing out on their second-place finish in the County Championship last season.

Barnet deputy mayor Alison Cornelius and Brondesbury captain Adam Wilson (centre) at the club's CricketForce event. Pic: Paolo Minoli

More than 50 volunteers turned out last Friday to help Brondesbury Cricket Club prepare their Harman Drive ground for the new season.

Brondesbury captain Adam Wilson. Pic: Paolo Minoli

Captain Adam Wilson is keen to welcome members of the community to Brondesbury’s Harman Drive home tomorrow (Friday) as the club continue their preparations for the new season.

James Fuller of Middlesex claims the wicket of Surrey's Dominic Sibley during their pre-season friendly at The Oval. Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo

It hardly feels like anything resembling summer just yet, but Middlesex’s preparations for the new campaign are already at an advanced stage.

Back row (left to right): John Beckett, Joe Bruce, Wyn Bliss, George Everitt, Nick Corbett, Joe Beckett. Front row: Joel Robb, Ben Miller, Alfie Buxton

Haringey’s Under-13 indoor cricket side narrowly missed out on qualifying for the finals of the London Youth Games at Harrow Leisure Centre on Saturday.

Adam Voges in action for Australia

Middlesex have confirmed the return of Adam Voges as their overseas player – as well as appointing new captains for both of their limited-overs sides.

New Zealand international Mitchell McClenaghan is returning to Lord's with Middlesex

New Zealand paceman Mitchell McClenaghan will return to Lord’s this summer to play Twenty20 cricket for Middlesex alongside fellow Kiwi Brendon McCullum.

Ollie Rayner (centre) celebrates dismissing Surrey's Gareth Batty during his Middlesex's County Championship win at The Oval in 2013

Middlesex will resume their County Championship rivalry with Surrey in May after the fixtures for the 2016 campaign were published this week.

Surrey winners of the Division 2 LV County Championship  (Photo by Tony Marshall/Getty Images)

English cricket will break with tradition in 2016 after the England and Wales Cricket Board announced a new rule which will see the forsaking of the toss.

Brondesbury celebrate a wicket from captain Adam Wilson (centre) during the summer. Pic: Paolo Minoli

Brondesbury are recruiting members, players, coaches and sponsors for the 2016 season and beyond.

Hampstead captain Steve Clark (left) and George Adair. Pic: Paolo Minoli

Two players from Hampstead Cricket Club have been selected in an MCC squad which is departing for a two-week tour of Nepal today (Thursday).

Nick Gubbins batting for Middlesex in the NatWest T20 Blast against Essex.Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO

Middlesex batting coach David Houghton feels it was no surprise to see Nick Gubbins develop into a key player across all formats last season.

Middlesex's James Harris celebrates a wicket in their win over Yorkshire

Middlesex’s season may have ended with a crushing defeat – but that should not mask a year of tangible progress in the County Championship.

James Franklin

To end with a walloping at Worcester was pretty disappointing, but that shouldn’t detract from a pretty solid season in terms of red-ball cricket.

Highgate Taverners are departing for a tour of Rome. Pic: Paolo Minoli

Highgate Taverners will be praying for success on their end-of-season tour after setting up a pretigious encounter with St Peter’s Cricket Club in Vatican City.

Middlesex's Neil Dexter celebrates a wicket in the recent victory against Yorkshire

During seven years at Lord’s, Neil Dexter has played his part in transforming Middlesex from Division Two also-rans to serious contenders for the County Championship title.

Middlesex's Nick Compton was not selected in the recent England squad

Nick Compton’s century in Middlesex’s remarkable victory over Yorkshire last week proved too late to reclaim his place in England’s top order.

Middlesex's Toby Roland-Jones (right) celebrates his century against Yorkshire with team-mate James Harris at Lord's

Toby Roland-Jones’ maiden first-class hundred in the stunning comeback win over champions Yorkshire might never have happened, he revealed this week.

North Middlesex's colts section celebrate the club's 140th anniversary

North Middlesex’s colts were out in force on Saturday as the club celebrated their 140th anniversary.

Batsmen Alan O'Shea (left) and Ralph Pedersen (centre) clinched North London's survivial with victory at Kenton. Pic: Paolo Minoli

Sam Bardon is eager to spearhead a North London promotion challenge next season after they completed their remarkable escape from relegation with victory at Kenton.

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