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Hapless Middlesex remain rooted to the foot of the table after a seven-wicket thrashing by Sussex Sharks – their sixth straight NatWest T20 Blast defeat.

Middlesex's Ravi Patel (right) celebrates a wicket with one-day captain Eoin Morgan

Spinner Ravi Patel is eager to make up for lost time after returning from injury – and halt Middlesex’s horrific nose-dive in the NatWest T20 Blast.

Hornsey's no 11 Kenny Tuitt shared a key last-wicket partnership with Neneto Davis to turn around their game against Eastcote. Pic: Max Flego

Hornsey’s Chetan Patel believes his side have turned the corner after they came close to inflicting a first defeat of the season on league leaders Eastcote in Division Two of the Middlesex County Cricket League.

James Franklin

We don’t have Steven Finn with us at the moment, but the guys leading our attack are great bowlers in their own right, all match-winners.

Sam Webber hit 34 off 27 balls but North Middlesex were defeated. Pic: Max Flego

North Middlesex were left regretting their failure to maintain the pressure with bat and ball as they lost to Richmond by 54 runs in the Premier Division of the Middlesex County Cricket League.

Somerset's Jim Allenby

John Simpson struck another career-best innings in a losing cause as Middlesex plunged to Twenty20 defeat against Somerset – their fifth in a row.

John Simpson, Middlesex

John Simpson sees his long-term future as a top-order batsman following his recent promotion to no 4 in Middlesex’s limited-overs line-up.

Nick Compton

While they aren’t able to call on the services of Chris Gayle any more, my old club Somerset are still a very good Twenty20 outfit.

Ed Wharton hit 55 for Hornsey in their defeat to Brondesbury

Hornsey’s batting crumbled for the second time in as many games as the Crouch End side slid to a six-wicket defeat at Brondesbury – their third straight loss.

Maartje Koster despatches a delivery from North London's Sonia Twigg, with wicketkeeper Sophie Mulcahey watching on

North London’s women’s team tested themselves against international opponents as they welcomed VRA Amsterdam as part of the Dutch club’s tour of the south-east on Sunday.

Highgate's Hashen Ramanayake scored a century and took three wickets against South Hampstead. Pic: Paolo Minoli

Hashen Ramanayake hammered his first league century for Division Three table-topping Highgate but bad weather thwarted their chances of victory at South Hampstead in the Middlesex County Cricket League.

North Middlesex's Sam Webber hit 70 off 59 balls but rain halted their attempt to beat Hampstead. Pic: Max Flego

Both teams were left to ponder what might have been as a Premier Division match which was heading towards an exciting climax was ruined by rain and abandoned.

The triumphant North Middlesex Under-15 team

North Middlesex’s Under-15s have won the Middlesex Cup, progressing to the South East regional play-offs of the national competition.

Ted Greally (far left) takes the final Enfield wicket to secure victory

North London began their Middlesex Development League campaign with a comfortable three-wicket win over Enfield.

Hampshire's Michael Carberry

A century stand between Michael Carberry and Owais Shah sentenced Middlesex to their fourth straight NatWest T20 Blast defeat against Hampshire at Lord’s.

Kyle Abbott of Middlesex. Pic: Matt Bright Photography

Kyle Abbott is warning his former Hampshire team-mates to watch out for a Middlesex backlash when they visit Lord’s in the NatWest T20 Blast on Thursday night.

North London's overseas player Yasir Hashmi hit an unbeaten 100 for North London against Highgate. Pic: Max Flego

North London captain Jack Atchinson says their improved batting display has given the struggling club a timely boost in their bid to escape bottom spot in Division Three of the Middlesex County Cricket League.

Back row, left to right: Susan Swales, Laura Gardiner, Rose Matthews, Maddy Issitt, Vicky Burt, Jo Haslam, Irene Craik. Front row: Caitlin Deacock, Sophie Mulcahey, Emma Williets, Maia Harris, Cerys Walker.

After several seasons of county, regional and national success at girls’ level, North London have now taken things a step further by entering the inaugural Middlesex Women’s Cricket League.

James Franklin

Credit to Gloucestershire, I thought they played really well, but we were well beaten in all three facets of Sunday’s T20 game.

Highgate Harriers' Nina Anderson (right) in action in the 400m final. Pic: Hazel Dunlop

Highgate Harriers’ Nina Anderson has credited her clubmate Ryan McKinley for helping her to post two season’s best times at the Southern Track and Field Championships at Lee Valley.

Evan Flowers was agonisingly dismissed just one run short of his century. Pic: Max Flego

Evan Flowers flew back from Germany on Saturday and endured a sleepless night to help North Middlesex return to winning ways in the Premier Division of the Middlesex County Cricket League.

John Simpson, Middlesex

John Simpson’s best ever Twenty20 innings could not prevent Middlesex’s third straight defeat as they went down to Gloucestershire by 43 runs at Richmond.

Ollie Rayner bowling for Middlesex. Pic: Sarah Williams

Ollie Rayner admits he may need to be patient as he battles to force his way back into Middlesex’s one-day side.

Nick Compton

It’s great being back at Lord’s, a place that’s close to my heart – but I’m also looking forward to another return home on Sunday.

Highgate's Will Brookes celebrates a wicket

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