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Hapless Middlesex remain rooted to the foot of the table after a seven-wicket thrashing by Sussex Sharks – their sixth straight NatWest T20 Blast defeat.

Middlesex's Ravi Patel (right) celebrates a wicket with one-day captain Eoin Morgan

Spinner Ravi Patel is eager to make up for lost time after returning from injury – and halt Middlesex’s horrific nose-dive in the NatWest T20 Blast.

The victorious Hampstead girls

Hampstead’s girls played their first ever match on Sunday and emerged victorious over South Hampstead.

Hornsey's no 11 Kenny Tuitt shared a key last-wicket partnership with Neneto Davis to turn around their game against Eastcote. Pic: Max Flego

Hornsey’s Chetan Patel believes his side have turned the corner after they came close to inflicting a first defeat of the season on league leaders Eastcote in Division Two of the Middlesex County Cricket League.

Enfield players remonstrate with the umpire after he reverses a decision and gives Brondesbury batsman Will Russell (left) not out. Pic: Paolo Minoli

Brondesbury had an “odd day at the office” on Saturday, with the umpires having to consult with each other over three decisions in their home defeat to Enfield to Division Two of the Middlesex County Cricket League.

James Franklin

We don’t have Steven Finn with us at the moment, but the guys leading our attack are great bowlers in their own right, all match-winners.

Highgate's Ed Foster (second from left) picked up four wickets against Middlesex Tamils Sports and Social Club. Pic: Paolo Minoli

Ed Foster’s early burst of wickets laid the foundations for a seven-wicket success as Highgate stretched their lead at the top to 18 points in Division Three of the Middlesex County Cricket League.

Sam Webber hit 34 off 27 balls but North Middlesex were defeated. Pic: Max Flego

North Middlesex were left regretting their failure to maintain the pressure with bat and ball as they lost to Richmond by 54 runs in the Premier Division of the Middlesex County Cricket League.

South Hampstead captain James Williams took 4-22 with the ball and then top-scored for his side with 39 as they beat Winchmore Hill by seven wickets. Pic: Max Flego

South Hampstead moved up to third in Division Three of the Middlesex County League, level on points with second-placed Barnes, after a convincing victory away at Winchmore Hill.

Jaahid Ali hit an unbeaten 126 at a run a ball in Hampstead's victory over Southgate. Pic: Paolo Minoli

Hampstead closed in on the top, beating basement boys Southgate by 104 runs and picking up the maximum possible 13 points as leaders Ealing slipped up with a home defeat against Finchley in the Premier Division of the Middlesex County Cricket League.

Somerset's Jim Allenby

John Simpson struck another career-best innings in a losing cause as Middlesex plunged to Twenty20 defeat against Somerset – their fifth in a row.

John Simpson, Middlesex

John Simpson sees his long-term future as a top-order batsman following his recent promotion to no 4 in Middlesex’s limited-overs line-up.

Nick Compton

While they aren’t able to call on the services of Chris Gayle any more, my old club Somerset are still a very good Twenty20 outfit.

Sam Smith took 4-39 for Brondesbury. Pic: Max Flego

A strong bowling display helped Brondesbury to overcome Hornsey by six wickets in Division Two of the Middlesex County Cricket League and jump three places up the table into fourth spot.

Maartje Koster despatches a delivery from North London's Sonia Twigg, with wicketkeeper Sophie Mulcahey watching on

North London’s women’s team tested themselves against international opponents as they welcomed VRA Amsterdam as part of the Dutch club’s tour of the south-east on Sunday.

Highgate's Hashen Ramanayake scored a century and took three wickets against South Hampstead. Pic: Paolo Minoli

Hashen Ramanayake hammered his first league century for Division Three table-topping Highgate but bad weather thwarted their chances of victory at South Hampstead in the Middlesex County Cricket League.

North Middlesex's Sam Webber hit 70 off 59 balls but rain halted their attempt to beat Hampstead. Pic: Max Flego

Both teams were left to ponder what might have been as a Premier Division match which was heading towards an exciting climax was ruined by rain and abandoned.

The triumphant North Middlesex Under-15 team

North Middlesex’s Under-15s have won the Middlesex Cup, progressing to the South East regional play-offs of the national competition.

Ted Greally (far left) takes the final Enfield wicket to secure victory

North London began their Middlesex Development League campaign with a comfortable three-wicket win over Enfield.

Hampshire's Michael Carberry

A century stand between Michael Carberry and Owais Shah sentenced Middlesex to their fourth straight NatWest T20 Blast defeat against Hampshire at Lord’s.

Kyle Abbott of Middlesex. Pic: Matt Bright Photography

Kyle Abbott is warning his former Hampshire team-mates to watch out for a Middlesex backlash when they visit Lord’s in the NatWest T20 Blast on Thursday night.

North London's overseas player Yasir Hashmi hit an unbeaten 100 for North London against Highgate. Pic: Max Flego

North London captain Jack Atchinson says their improved batting display has given the struggling club a timely boost in their bid to escape bottom spot in Division Three of the Middlesex County Cricket League.

Back row, left to right: Susan Swales, Laura Gardiner, Rose Matthews, Maddy Issitt, Vicky Burt, Jo Haslam, Irene Craik. Front row: Caitlin Deacock, Sophie Mulcahey, Emma Williets, Maia Harris, Cerys Walker.

After several seasons of county, regional and national success at girls’ level, North London have now taken things a step further by entering the inaugural Middlesex Women’s Cricket League.

James Franklin

Credit to Gloucestershire, I thought they played really well, but we were well beaten in all three facets of Sunday’s T20 game.

Will Russell hit an unbeaten 75 off 80 balls but Brondesbury were defeated. Pic: Paolo Minoli

Brondesbury lost by four wickets to a strong Uxbridge side inspired by centurion Arthur George in Division Two of the Middlesex County Cricket League.

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