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Ravi Patel, Middlesex

Middlesex cricket column: Positive Spin with Ravi Patel

It’s been a tough week for Middlesex – and I have to say I don’t feel the fixture list did us any favours.

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Ted Greally took 6-44 for North London. Pic: Max Flego

Greally gets his best figures of the season as North London overcome MTSSC

Spinner Ted Greally returned his best figures of the season as North London overcame MTSSC by 33 runs at Montenotte Road in Division Three of the Middlesex County Cricket League.

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Highgate's Will Russell scored 50 against Harrow Town. Pic: Paolo Minoli

Gourlay’s six-wicket haul maintains Highgate’s promotion push

Craig Gourlay collected six wickets against Harrow Town to clinch Highgate’s third straight win and keep up the pressure on the top two in Division Three of the Middlesex County Cricket League.

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Michael Philipson bowls for Hornsey

Hornsey bowlers secure second successive win at Twickenham

Captain Michael Philipson and veteran Paul Weekes bowled Hornsey to their second successive Middlesex County League victory as they triumphed at Twickenham by 74 runs.

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Ed Bird of North Middlesex celebrates

North Middlesex bowler demolishes league leaders Teddington with eight-wicket haul

Paceman Ed Bird produced career-best figures to shock Middlesex County League leaders Teddington and fire North Middlesex clear of the relegation zone for the first time this season.

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Valerian Spicer

Islington Boxing Club’s late starter sets her sights on Commonwealth Games medal

Islington Boxing Club’s Valerian Spicer never dreamt she’d make a Commonwealth Games team.

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Ryan Charles (right) in action against Australia's Jordan Samardali at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Islington Boxing Club star dismayed by controversial Commonwealth Games exit

Islington BC light-heavyweight Ryan Charles’ Commonwealth Games medal hopes ended in controversy on Friday night.

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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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Islington BC's new senior captain Jeff Ofori (left) and junior captain Christy McCarthy

New Islington Boxing Club captains among winners at annual awards

Islington BC’s new captains were both included on the honours board as the club rounded off the season with their annual awards on Sunday.

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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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Aaron Morgan defeats Grzegorz Sikorski. Pic: Philip Sharkey/TGSPHOTO

Morgan heads to Las Vegas following Camden victory

Former Islington BC captain Aarron ‘The Marksman’ Morgan scored his fourth straight professional victory inside the distance ahead of next month’s training camp in Las Vegas.

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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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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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Arsenal's manager Arsene Wenger before the pre-season friendly at Boreham Wood

Arsenal boss has no plans to follow Sanchez and Debuchy deals by signing striker

Arsene Wenger has indicated that he does not plan to add another centre-forward to his squad ahead of the new season.

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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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Mesut Ozil - Dieter Perry

Arsenal and Germany star Mesut Ozil pays for 23 Brazilian kids operations

Arsenal’s record signing Mesut Ozil celebrated last weekend’s World Cup victory by paying for 23 sick Brazilian children to have surgery.

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Ryan Charles (left) and Valerian Spicer are off to the Commonwealth Games

Islington boxers aim for Commonwealth Games glory in Glasgow

Islington BC’s Ryan Charles has a Commonwealth Games medal firmly in his sights – despite dropping down two weight divisions in just two months.

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The winning team at Ashmount Primary School's World Cup, back row l-r: Alex Spence, Han Willhoft King, Rufus Tansey, Adam Foxsmith, Pau Herbolzheiner. Front row: Millie Chapman, Sidney Marshall, Hayden Green, Francesca Walker.

More bad news for Brazil in World Cup at Ashmount School

Brazil’s World Cup dreams were dashed for the second time in a week when youngsters at Ashmount Primary School staged their own version of the tournament.

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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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Aarron Morgan

Former Islington Boxing Club captain ready for first six-round fight

Former Islington BC captain Aarron Morgan is looking forward to his first six-round contest when he takes on Grzegorz Sikorski on Friday night.

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Brandon Drew

Islington teenager wins chance to play at Wimbledon

Islington starlet Brandon Drew will be aiming to succeed where Andy Murray failed this year after booking his spot at a prestigious Wimbledon tournament.

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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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Michael Pearl (right) defeats Zoran Cvek at York Hall. Pic: Philip Sharkey/TGSPHOTO

Islington welterweight enjoys winning start to professional career

Islington welterweight Michael ‘Mustard Mike’ Peart is itching to get back in the ring following his successful professional debut at York Hall last weekend.

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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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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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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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George Kean (blue) shorts loses to William Warburton

Islington fighter happy to bide his time after cancelling York Hall comeback

Islington’s Georgie Kean says he is taking a long-term approach after pulling out of his comeback fight at York Hall next week.

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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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Caroline Dubois

Islington Boxing Club duo strike gold in Dublin

Islington BC youngster Caroline Dubois stopped the reigning Irish schools’ champion to secure a gold medal at the Monkstown Box Cup in Dublin.

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Pro Touch Under-10s in the Iber Cup

Pro Touch Soccer Academy reach last eight at Portugal tournament

Pro Touch Soccer Academy’s Under-10 side have returned from another successful tournament in Portugal.

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Asanteni Charles, Islington's secondary school sportswoman of the year for 2014

Holloway trio head honours list at Islington School Sports Awards

Three Holloway students have been acclaimed for their achievements during the past year at the annual Islington School Sports Awards.

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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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Ed Bird recorded bowling figures of 5-37 for North Middlesex. Pic: Max Flego

North Middlesex earn first victory after shocking title contenders Ealing

A deadly display of bowling from Ed Bird and Joel Hughes gave North Middlesex their first win of the season as they edged a thriller against high-flying Ealing and moved off the bottom of the Premier Division.

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Football See all

Arsenal's manager Arsene Wenger before the pre-season friendly at Boreham Wood

Arsenal boss has no plans to follow Sanchez and Debuchy deals by signing striker

Arsene Wenger has indicated that he does not plan to add another centre-forward to his squad ahead of the new season.

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Ravi Patel, Middlesex

Middlesex cricket column: Positive Spin with Ravi Patel

It’s been a tough week for Middlesex – and I have to say I don’t feel the fixture list did us any favours.

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Valerian Spicer

Islington Boxing Club’s late starter sets her sights on Commonwealth Games medal

Islington Boxing Club’s Valerian Spicer never dreamt she’d make a Commonwealth Games team.

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Brandon Drew

Islington teenager wins chance to play at Wimbledon

Islington starlet Brandon Drew will be aiming to succeed where Andy Murray failed this year after booking his spot at a prestigious Wimbledon tournament.

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Fans devastated after Drake cancels Wireless London festival

Rapper Drake has pulled out of his headline appearances at this weekend’s Wireless Festival in London, leaving fans devastated.

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