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Hampstead chairman Nick Brown was keen to thank Middlesex star Steven Finn for opting to play for the club after missing out on being selected for the Bob Willis Trophy clash with Surrey, writes Jacob Ranson.

Brondesbury captain James Overy says it was an ‘awesome’ experience to come up against former Ashes winner and Middlesex star Steven Finn as they lost by 40 runs to Hampstead.

Paul Stirling and Andrew Balbirnie starred as 329 once again proved to be the magic number for Ireland, who claimed only a second win over England in their history after overcoming the world champions in a final-over thriller.

Sam Robson took two wickets in two balls with his occasional leg spin to spark a remarkable 190-run Middlesex victory against Surrey deep inside the final hour of a gripping Bob Willis Trophy London derby at the Kia Oval.

Tim Murtagh’s devastating second new ball spell of 6-5-4-4, and a dramatic Surrey collapse in which they lost their last seven first innings wickets for only 28 runs in 15 overs either side of lunch, has given Middlesex full control of the Bob Willis Trophy’s London derby.

Scott Borthwick’s four-hour unbeaten 73 anchored Surrey’s 189 for three from 67 overs in the Bob Willis Trophy’s London derby at the Kia Oval following an imaginative Middlesex first innings declaration on 347 for six.

Jonny Bairstow put Ireland to the sword with a barnstorming 82 off 41 balls but England had to overcome a middle-order wobble before moving into an unassailable 2-0 lead in the Royal London series at the Ageas Bowl.

Nick Gubbins struck a superb unbeaten 150 at the Kia Oval on the opening day of the Bob Willis Trophy to reignite a career which, last summer, faltered badly for a batsman who was in line for an England Test cap within two years of making his Middlesex debut in 2014.

David Willey celebrated his England return with a maiden one-day international five-wicket haul as the world champions drew first blood in the Royal London series against Ireland at the Ageas Bowl.

North Middlesex captain James Parslow has labelled Teddington as the team to beat as they look to retain their Middlesex League Premier Division title.

He survived the nightmare that was the Indian Ocean tsunami in 2004 – now Thilan Walallawita is dreaming of his debut in first-class cricket.

North London’s women beat Harrow St Marys in the long-awaited return of the Middlesex Women’s League.

Brondesbury captain James Overy was ‘frustrated’ at their abandoned fixture but is now looking forward to a local derby against Hampstead.

Stuart Broad secured his place among the pantheon of great pace bowlers with a 500th Test wicket before a brilliant five-for from Chris Woakes powered England to a 2-1 series win over the West Indies.

Sir Andrew Strauss believes Stuart Broad’s competitive streak has helped him find the form of his life as he prepares to enter one of Test cricket’s most exclusive clubs.

Stuart Broad moved within touching distance of Test cricket’s 500 club, topping and tailing a dominant day for England with six West Indies wickets in the series decider at Emirates Old Trafford.

Stuart Broad led England’s charge with bat and ball, grabbing the initiative for his side on day two of the must-win third Test against the West Indies.

Ollie Pope was approaching his first century on home soil as his partnership with Jos Buttler helped England turn the tide on day one of the decisive third Test against the West Indies.

The Bob Willis Trophy is the County Championship in all but name in the shortened 2020 season and represents a chance to re-establish Middlesex among the elite of the first-class game.

Jofra Archer has returned to England’s squad for Friday’s third Test against the West Indies, with all six frontline seamers included.

Brondesbury captain James Overy is hoping they don’t actually have John Simpson available too often this season as he’d rather him be scoring runs for Middlesex.

Newly appointed North Middlesex captain James Parslow knows he has ‘big boots to fill’ as he takes over the reigns from title-winning skipper Joel Hughes.

Middlesex Cricket have confirmed that Stephen Eskinazi will lead the side in the regionalised four-day Bob Willis Trophy competition this year.

Joe Root concluded his England side are “in the presence of greatness” after the latest classic performance from cricket’s “Mr Incredible” Ben Stokes.

Ben Stokes’ brilliance took a familiar spot in centre stage as England levelled their series against the West Indies with a 113-run victory late on the final day of the second Test.

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