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Fast bowler Tom Helm believes this is the year for him to lose the ‘promising youngster’ tag at Middlesex.

Middlesex managing director of cricket Angus Fraser

Middlesex have confirmed that Australian batsman Joe Burns will replace countryman Adam Voges as the club’s overseas player for a two-month spell.

Middlesex batsman Sam Robson

Sam Robson admits Middlesex’s top order failed to perform after they were rolled over for just 181 in their opening County Championship game against Nottinghamshire.

James Harris of Middlesex is congratulated on the wicket of Essex's James Foster during their pre-season game at Chelmsford. Pic: TGSPHOTO

Angus Fraser is confident that Middlesex have recruited the right players to prevent a repeat of last year’s narrow escape from relegation.

Nick Compton, Middlesex

Nick Compton is delighted to be back at Middlesex – but has stressed he should not be viewed as a direct replacement for outgoing captain Chris Rogers.

Camden's boys are off to Lord's for the London Youth Games finals after qualifying from their group at Harrow Lesire Centre on Saturday

Camden’s young cricketers have reached a prestigious final at Lord’s after progressing unbeaten through the male qualifiers at the London Youth Games indoor cricket competition at the weekend.

England captain Matt Dean at the Blind World Cup

England captain Matt Dean says his team have learned a great deal from their experience at the Blind World Cup despite defeat in the semi-finals.

Adam Voges in ODI action for Australia

Middlesex are closing in on another two new signings after persuading Australian batsman Adam Voges to return to Lord’s as their new four-day captain.

Ben Scott bats for Hampstead in the Middlesex County Cricket League. Pic: Max Flego

Hampstead CC’s former Middlesex wicketkeeper Ben Scott has been included in the MCC squad to tour Japan during the next 10 days.

Roy Keane during a book launch at the Aviva Stadium, Dublin.

Lord’s Cricket Ground in St John’s Wood is preparing to host its second Sports Writing Festival from Thursday October 23 to Sunday October 26.

England visually impaired captain Matt Dean

London Metro cricketer Matt Dean is aiming for glory when he leads England’s visually impaired side to South Africa for the Blind World Cup next month.

The team captained by Jason Gallian beat Dean Headley's team in the final as South Hampstead Cricket Club hosted their annual charity day

A sunny September day on Sunday provided the perfect backdrop for the annual Paul Daisley Trust charity cricket tournament at South Hampstead Cricket Club.

Dawid Malan, Middlesex

Chris Rogers seems to save his very best performances for when we’re in real trouble – and Taunton last week was a classic example.

Gareth Berg, Middlesex.

Middlesex are set to make the all-rounder’s position their top priority when they begin reshaping the squad for next season.

Ravi Patel, Middlesex

It’s been disappointing for me to miss the last two matches, but you can always accept being left out if the reasons are valid.

Dawid Malan top scored in Middlesex's second innings with 46

Middlesex slid deeper into relegation trouble after they were beaten by Durham in their final home match of the County Championship season.

Nick Gubbins batting for Middlesex. Pic: Sarah Williams

Conventional wisdom dictates that any team’s ideal batting order should comprise a mixture of left and right-handers as a means of disturbing the bowlers’ rhythm.

Dawid Malan, Middlesex

It’s not quite over yet, but I don’t honestly think Yorkshire can be stopped from winning the County Championship title.

Hornsey captain Michael Philipson took 4-2 with the ball and then hit an unbeaten 36 against Richmond, but his side were relegated. Pic: Max Flego

Hornsey’s three-year stay in the Premier Division of the Middlesex County League ended on Saturday as the Crouch End outfit were relegated.

Hampstead's ladies celebrate. Pic: Tom Roberts

Hampstead’s ladies finished fourth in the North London Women’s League after a strong performance against Wanstead at Lymington Road.

Freddie Fairhead hits out for Hampstead. Pic: Paolo Minoli

Hampstead’s disappointing Premier Division season ended in a defeat away at Twickenham, leaving the 2013 champions sixth in the final standings.

Highgate's Chris Arul hits out. Pic: Max Flego

Chris Arul hammered an unbeaten century as Highgate overcame the Tamils by seven wickets to round off their Division Three season on a triumphant note.

North Middlesex captain Tom Nicoll. Pic: Max Flego

North Middlesex captain Tom Nicoll is confident that his side are capable of a league title success in the coming years.

Tim Murtagh in action for Middlesex. Pic: Sarah Williams

Tim Murtagh is content to sacrifice next week’s one-day international series as he concentrates on spearheading Middlesex’s battle for top-flight survival.

Ravi Patel, Middlesex

The way the schedule of the county season pans out, there are periods in the fixture list which are extremely congested.

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