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Surrey's Gary Wilson (2nd left) is congratulated by team mates after his direct run-out to dismiss Middlesex's John Simpson

Surrey triumph against Middlesex in last-ball thriller at Lord’s

Surrey are closing in on a home quarter-final in the NatWest T20 Blast after they scraped past London rivals Middlesex in a last-ball finish at Lord’s.

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James Harris in action for Middlesex Panthers against Essex Eagles. Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO

Middlesex backing young seamers to step up after Harris loan

Middlesex have faith that their young pace bowlers will provide adequate back-up for the 50-over tournament after allowing James Harris to rejoin Glamorgan on loan.

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Gary Wilson. (Photo by Harry Engels/Getty Images)

Gary Wilson gives his verdict on Kent loss and pays tribute to Graeme Smith

Gary Wilson admitted that the first and last days cricket were what cost Surrey victory over Kent.

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Surrey's Tillakaratne Dilshan. Picture: Adam Davy/EMPICS

Aggression comes back to haunt Surrey as Kent claim win

Surrey’s kamikaze approach cost them as Kent claimed victory by 89 runs at Guildford.

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Dawid Malan, Middlesex

Middlesex cricket column: Opening Up with Dawid Malan

We’ve been poor at the start of all competitions this season. In the County Championship we got thrashed at Sussex and then we lost the Twenty20 double header.

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Hampstead's Angela Bonora (left) took 2-8. Pic: Tom Roberts

Hampstead Ladies are defeated at Radlett

Hampstead’s ladies were defeated away at Radlett on Sunday in Division A of the North London Women’s League, despite a strong all-round performance.

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Sam Bardon top scored for North London with 47. Pic: Max Flego

Defeated North London can’t put their plan into Acton

North London succumbed to a second successive defeat after a disappointing batting display away at second-placed Acton in Division Three of the Middlesex County Cricket League.

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England lose the second test at Lords  (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

England collapse as India pile pressure on captain Cook

England collapsed to a 95-run defeat at Lord’s, to concede a 1-0 Investec series lead and pile ever more pressure on their captain Alastair Cook.

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Ed Foster of Highgate appeals for an LBW. Pic: Max Flego

Last pair take Highgate over the line in nail-biting victory over Barnes

Last pair Edward Foster and Jack Peck edged Highgate over the line for a nail-biting victory over Barnes that lifted them back into third place in Division Three of the Middlesex County Cricket League.

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North Middlesex's Ed Bird (left) celebratres with his team-mates after bowling Hampstead captain Steve Clark. Pic: Max Flego

North Middlesex take lion’s share of the spoils in draw against Hampstead

North Middlesex closed the gap on their relegation rivals in the Premier Division of the Middlesex County Cricket League after taking the lion’s share of the spoils in a winning draw against Hampstead.

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Hornsey's Oli Yew took 4-8 in the victory over Brondesbury. Pic: Max Flego

Yew and Philipson rip Brondesbury to shreds as Hornsey post first win in five

Oli Yew and Michael Philipson ripped the Brondesbury batting to shreds as Hornsey posted their first win in five games in the Premier Division of the Middlesex County Cricket League.

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Graeme Smith. Picture: Nigel French/EMPICS Sport

Former South Africa captain Graeme Smith forced to cut short Surrey stay

Captain Graeme Smith will not be returning to Surrey next season, the club have announced.

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Paul Stirling of Middlesex. Pic: Matt Bright

Middlesex batsman confident that centuries will come in County Championship

Paul Stirling hopes a maiden four-day hundred is not too far away after marking his run in the Middlesex side with a glut of half-centuries.

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Ravi Patel, Middlesex

Middlesex cricket column: Positive Spin with Ravi Patel

Somehow we just haven’t been able to close games out in the County Championship and it was a similar story against Somerset last week.

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North London's Millie Pope

North London youngster Millie Pope is called up for England tournament

North London Cricket Club’s Millie Pope has been selected for an Under-16 England team which will take part in a series of Twenty20 and 40-over matches at Wellington College later this month.

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The umpire gets involved as tensions rise, with Wembley captain Chulananda de Silva (left) and South Hampstead batsman Fuad Ahmed (right) in the thick of the action. Pic: Paolo Minoli

Skipper’s disappointed with South Hampstead’s batting - and sledging incident

South Hampstead captain James Williams was disappointed with his side’s batting display in their defeat against league leaders Wembley – and with a sledging incident.

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Highgate School's Under-19s mingle with the England Blind XI. Pic: Sanjay Patel

Highgate School Under-19s host England Blind XI in cricket match

Highgate School’s Under-19 cricket team hosted the England Blind XI in a thrilling match - which was played with the visitors’ rules.

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Brondesbury's Rob Nelson. Pic: Max Flego

Disappointing batting display condemns Brondesbury to defeat against Twickenham

A disappointing batting display condemned Brondesbury to a home defeat against Twickenham as they were bowled out for little more than 100.

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Hampstead's ladies celebrate their victory

Captain’s innings inspires Hampstead Ladies to sixth victory in eight games

A captain’s innings from Lucy Horitz and a superb bowling display took Hampstead’s ladies to their sixth victory from eight games in Division A of the North London Women’s League.

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Michael Clements scored his first half-century of the season for North Middlesex. Pic: Max Flego

North Middlesex beat basement boys Finchley in relegation battle

North Middlesex posted their second successive victory with a valuable home win over basement boys Finchley in the Premier Division relegation battle.

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Adnan Akram hits out on his way to 65 in Wanstead's 24-run win over South Woodford on Saturday. Pic: Graham Hodges

Akram’s relief as Wanstead edge out South Woodford

Wanstead 188 all out beat South Woodford 164 all out by 24 runs

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Will Russell of Highgate celebrates after taking the wicket of Hussain Shabbir

Russell records first five-wicket haul as Highgate overcome North London

All-rounder Will Russell recorded his first five-wicket haul for Highgate as they got back on track with victory over neighbours North London in Division Three of the Middlesex County Cricket League.

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Mubasher Hassan recorded stunning figures of 6-13 for Hampstead against Teddington. Pic: Max Flego

Hassan’s six-wicket haul helps Hampstead thrash league leaders Teddington

Mubasher Hassan took six wickets as Hampstead continued their resurgence with an emphatic nine-wicket victory away against league leaders Teddington in the Premier Division of the Middlesex County Cricket League.

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Steven Finn has opened up over his nightmare tour of Australia and the work that has gone into returning the paceman to his best form. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Steven Finn explains how he is recovering after Australia nightmare and hails Richard Johnson and Angus Fraser

Middlesex bowler Steven Finn believes that he is close to being back to his best after suffering a torrid 18 months with the ball.

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Gary Wilson. (Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images)

Surrey skipper Wilson rues fielding against Glamorgan as Rudolph hails team effort

Surrey captain Gary Wilson rued some sloppy moments in the field as the south Londoners were beaten by four runs by Glamorgan.

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Dan Christian, Middlesex

Win tickets for Middlesex’s Twenty20 clash against Surrey at Lord’s

Lord’s hosts an enthralling London derby this month when Middlesex and Surrey go head to head under lights in the NatWest T20 Blast.

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Nick Gubbins. (Photo by Ben Hoskins/Getty Images)

Heartache for Gubbins as Middlesex can’t force win over Somerset

County Championship day four: Middlesex (11 points) drew with Somerset (10 points)

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The pavilion at South Hampstead. Pic: Paolo Minoli

South Hampstead hope girls will be enthused by cricket at club open day

South Hampstead’s junior colts manager David Chase hopes more female players will pour into the club when they host their ECB club open day on Saturday.

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Harry Podmore

Middlesex youngster enjoys pressure of Twenty20 death bowling

Teenage paceman Harry Podmore is relishing the pressure that comes with ‘death’ bowling after forcing his way into Middlesex’s Twenty20 side.

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Dawid Malan, Middlesex

Middlesex cricket column: Opening Up with Dawid Malan

We’ve been nailed about our batting for the last year or two, with people saying how poor it’s been, but the guys have really stepped up this season.

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Paul Stirling. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Paul Stirling rues bee sting that led to Compton drop and labels former England man as key wicket

Paul Stirling believes that Nick Compton is the key wicket for Middlesex to pick up, especially after the Irishman dropped him at slip on 16.

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Steven Finn. (Photo by Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images)

Sting in the tail for Middlesex as Somerset fight back

County Championship day two: Somerset (153-4) trail Middlesex (338) by 185 runs

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Harrow Town celebrate. Pic: Max Flego

Manhar Patel hits a ton as Harrow Town send South Hampstead to room 101

Manhar Patel hit 101 as Harrow Town earned a comprehensive victory over South Hampstead in Division Three of the Middlesex County Cricket League, triumphing by exactly the same number of runs.

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Hampstead Ladies in action against Chesham

Hampstead Ladies are triumphant at Chesham in North London Women’s League

Hampstead’s ladies secured the full 18 points in a confident win away against Chesham, leaving them second in Division A of the North London Women’s League.

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Stacey Mowle

North London derby match aims to raise funds for Stacey Mowle Appeal

Tottenham and Arsenal legends and celebrities will come together to play in a unique north London derby on Sunday, in a bid to raise funds for an eight-year-old girl with cancer.

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Saracens' David Strettle

Strettle says Saracens have got over their heartbreak after return to training

EXCLUSIVE: David Strettle says Saracens have recovered from their heartbreak and are ready to go again after returning to pre-season training.

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Surrey's Gary Wilson (2nd left) is congratulated by team mates after his direct run-out to dismiss Middlesex's John Simpson

Surrey triumph against Middlesex in last-ball thriller at Lord’s

Surrey are closing in on a home quarter-final in the NatWest T20 Blast after they scraped past London rivals Middlesex in a last-ball finish at Lord’s.

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Mo Farah. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

Mo Farah pulls out of Commonwealth games

Londoner Mo Farah has pulled out of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow due to illness.

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Dereck Chisora (right) has been forced to pull out of his fight with Tyson Fury due to injury

Injury forces Dereck Chisora to pull out of showdown with Tyson Fury

Hampstead’s Dereck Chisora has been forced to withdraw from his showdown with Tyson Fury this Saturday at the Phones 4 U Arena in Manchester after suffering a fractured left hand in his last sparring session leading up to the fight.

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