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Eoin Morgan batting for Middlesex

Middlesex overcame Surrey in front of a record crowd at Lord’s to strengthen their hopes of reaching the NatWest T20 Blast quarter-finals.

North Middlesex captain Tom Nicoll. Pic: Paolo Minoli

North Middlesex captain Tom Nicoll has entered his name into the Middlesex County League’s record books after scoring a century and taking eight wickets in a stunning individual display.

Brondesbury's James Overy. Pic: Paolo Minoli

Brondesbury batsman James Overy feels the Harman Drive side have had a useful boost of confidence after they triumphed without their talismanic overseas star Glenn Phillips and leapt into the top two places in Division Two.

Middlesex batsman Nick Gubbins

At this stage of the season, you want to make sure you’re still involved in all three competitions, and that’s certainly the case at Middlesex.

Middlesex's Ryan Higgins

Ryan Higgins says a new mindset in the Middlesex dressing room this season has propelled them into the hunt for a NatWest T20 Blast quarter-final spot.

Highgate's Craig Gourlay (second from right) is congratulated after taking a Harrow St Mary's wicket. Pic: Max Flego

Highgate captain Jake Sharland expects the next two games to be crucial in determining whether his side preserve their Middlesex County League Division Two status.

Will Roberts celebrates after taking the second of his five wickets, removing Shepherd's Bush captain Jack Brydon. Pic: Paolo Minoli

Will Roberts claimed his first five-for in the Middlesex County League as Hampstead secured a crucial victory in the relegation fight, overcoming Shepherd’s Bush and closing the gap on their struggling rivals.

The triumphant North London team

North London’s women remain top of the table and unbeaten after winning both games in their double-header at home against Totteridge Millhillians on Sunday.

Middlesex's Dawid Malan

Not for the first time, Middlesex’s prospects of progress in both limited-overs cup competitions appear to be hanging in the balance.

Middlesex's Toby Roland-Jones

Being called up to the Test squad for the first time was a pretty special feeling – and not to have seen it coming made it all the more special.

Glenn Phillips hit 132 for Brondesbury. Pic: Max Flego

Brondesbury took the lion’s share of a draw with Hornsey to close the gap on their promotion rivals – but they also slipped two places down the table in Division Two of the Middlesex County League.

South Hampstead's Karthik Jagannathan. Pic: Paolo Minoli

Karthik Jagannathan took seven wickets as South Hampstead regained their dominance on home turf, overcoming fellow promotion contenders MTSSC by three wickets in Division Three of the Middlesex County League.

North London captain Sam Bardon

Sam Bardon played a captain’s innings as North London clung on for a point at Osterley to extend their unbeaten run in Middlesex County League Division Three to five games.

North Middlesex captain Tom Nicoll (centre) is congratulated by his team-mates after removing Hampstead's Jonathan Dunne and claiming his fifth wicket. Pic: Paolo Minoli

Joel Hughes hit a winning four in the final over as North Middlesex completed the double over Hampstead and moved 17 points clear of their hosts and the relegation zone in the Premier Division of the Middlesex County Cricket League.

Middelsex's Ryan Higgins

Half-centuries from Eoin Morgan and Ryan Higgins could not stave off defeat for Middlesex in the NatWest T20 Blast as they went down to Glamorgan by nine wickets at Richmond.

Middlesex batsman Nick Gubbins

We’ve got one of the best seam attacks in the country at Middlesex, but at the moment it feels like we’re shooting ourselves in the foot.

Steve Eskinazi of Middlesex. Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo

Middlesex’s Stephen Eskinazi is aiming to model his game on that of club captain Adam Voges after scoring back-to-back first-class centuries in the past week.

The Brondesbury team that beat Enfield on Saturday

Captain Adam Wilson hopes his Brondesbury side can avenge their opening-day defeat to Hornsey and land a big blow in the fight for promotion on Saturday.

South Hampstead's Felix Walker was the top scorer in the match, hitting an unbeaten 77. Pic: Paolo Minoli

South Hampstead lost their perfect home record and slipped down to sixth place after a top-order batting collapse resulted in a defeat at Milverton Road.

Highgate players congratulate Sandun Dias (left) after taking the wicket of Hornsey's Joe Emanuel

Hornsey’s last-wicket pair clung on to deny Highgate a much-needed victory and close the gap on Middlesex County League Division Two leaders Finchley.

Captain Steve Clark was Hampstead's top performer with both bat and ball, hitting 81 before taking four wickets. Pic: Paolo Minoli

It was a frustrating case of déjà vu for Hampstead as they narrowly missed out on victory and had to settle for a draw for the third game in a row, dropping back into the relegation zone in the Premier Division of the Middlesex County League.

Bowler David Schout (left) is surrounded by North London team-mates after taking the wicket of South Hampstead's Jerus Reemaul

Geoff Jones demolished Harrow Town with the best bowling performance in Middlesex County League Division Three this season as resurgent North London inched nearer to the promotion places.

Ethan Bamber appeals for an lbw decision against Shepherd's Bush batsman Sam Howell. Pic: Paolo Minoli

Teenager Ethan Bamber made his first appearance of the season for North Middlesex and took three wickets as the Crouch End outfit secured their first victory in four games in the Premier Division of the Middlesex County League.

Dawid Malan hits out for Middlesex. Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo

Skipper Dawid Malan believes Middlesex’s NatWest T20 Blast campaign is gathering pace after they recorded back-to-back wins for the first time this season.

Middlesex's Toby Roland-Jones

It’s always great to see two young guys come together in a partnership like Nick Gubbins and Steve Eskinazi did this week against Lancashire.

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