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Paul Stirling is seeking a prolonged run in the Middlesex side over the coming weeks to stake his claim for a regular four-day slot.

James Franklin

Neil Dexter’s been in and out of the team throughout the summer and that hasn’t been easy for him – but his century up at Durham was outstanding.

Ed Foster took the wicket that clinched the title for Highgate. Pic: Paolo Minoli

Highgate’s bowlers sealed the title – and dealt what could be a fatal blow to South Hampstead’s hopes of joining them in Division Two of the Middlesex County Cricket League next season.

North London's Will Lake hit 60 in their two-wicket win at Winchmore Hill. Pic: Max Flego

North London captain Jack Atchinson is confident of survival after his team hauled themselves off the foot of the Division Three table for the first time since May in the Middlesex County Cricket League.

Middlesex's Tim Murtagh. Pic: TGSPHOTO

Tim Murtagh has pledged to keep fighting for the County Championship crown as Middlesex begin a crunch spell of three games against their title rivals.

James Franklin

In a way it was mildly frustrating to put in a performance like we did against Glamorgan – because it showed the true ability of this team in 50-over cricket.

Highgate's first XI celebrate promotion after beating North London

Highgate captain Jake Sharland wants his side to break the Middlesex County League points record after they clinched promotion by beating neighbours North London.

Evan Flowers struck 77 but North Middlesex were bowled out for 165. Pic: Max Flego

North Middlesex’s lingering title hopes were dashed as a disappointing batting display condemned them to a third successive defeat, leaving captain Tom Nicoll targeting a third-place finish in the Premier Division of the Middlesex County Cricket League.

Middlesex's Toby Roland-Jones. Pic: Sarah Ansell Photography

Toby Roland-Jones says Middlesex have been motivated by memories of last year’s slide to sustain their County Championship challenge this time around.

Highgate's Craig Gourlay celebrates a wicket. Pic: Max Flego

Highgate coach James Maby is urging his players to maintain their focus ahead of the derby clash that could seal their Middlesex County League promotion.

Chetan Patel (left) in discussion with Hornsey captain Garfield Struthers

Hornsey maintained their charge for promotion from Middlesex County League Division Two with a fourth successive win after they finally broke down Uxbridge’s resistance with just two balls to spare.

James Franklin

It’s always nice to be part of the final wicket in a close-fought-win – although I’d have been very disappointed to have dropped that catch on Monday!

North Middlesex captain Tom Nicoll took four wickets and top-scored for his side with the bat, hitting 66, but his side were defeated by Twickenham. Pic: Max Flego

North Middlesex suffered another setback in their bid to stay in the Premier Division title race as they suffered their second successive defeat.

Nick Gubbins in T20 action for Middlesex against Essex: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO

Middlesex batsman Nick Gubbins is optimistic that his recent move down the order will make him a better player in the long term.

Ed Bird took four wickets for North Middlesex but they were defeated. Pic: Max Flego

North Middlesex will be sick of the sight of Ealing after suffering a heavy defeat against their rivals for the second time in three days.

North London captain Jack Atchinson. Pic: Max Flego

Medium-pacer Sam Bardon opened the North London attack for the first time – and responded with a hat-trick as the Division Three basement boys recorded a resounding nine-wicket victory over Middlesex Tamils.

Nick Compton

As things stand, we’re still in the mix in the Royal London One-day Cup – but we need to find a bit of consistency.

Hashen Ramanyake scored 96 and took four wickets for Highgate in their win over Kenton. Pic: Max Flego

Hashen Ramanayake and Ed Foster bowled Highgate to victory as the Division Three table-toppers stretched their lead to a commanding 22 points in the Middlesex County Cricket League.

Paul Weekes of Hornsey celebrates after taking the wicket of Shepherd's Bush's Jack Brydon. Pic: Max Flego

Hornsey (10pts) 180-7 Shepherd’s Bush (0) 150

Dawid Malan inT20 action for Middlesex against Essex Eagles. Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO

Middlesex batsman Dawid Malan feels the county’s Twenty20 fortunes would improve if the tournament were streamlined over a shorter period of time.

Hornsey's Chetan Patel (pictured) shared a 50-run partnership with Paul Weekes. Pic: Max Flego

Hornsey batsman Chetan Patel believes his side are back in the promotion race after crushing Brentham by 114 runs for their second successive win in Division Two of the Middlesex County Cricket League.

North Middlesex captain Tom Nicoll hit 60 and then took three wickets. Pic: Paolo Minoli

North Middlesex slipped to third in the table, dropping 14 points behind the leaders after falling agonisingly short of a victory at Southgate in the Premier Division of the Middlesex County Cricket League.

James Franklin

It seems to be that time of the season when counties are trying to take some pressure off their main venues, and that gives us the chance to play at a few outgrounds.

Craig Gourlay hit 75 not out for Highgate as they triumphed against Harrow Town

Craig Gourlay smashed an unbeaten 75 from just 32 balls to complete a thrilling run-chase as Highgate beat Harrow Town to stretch their lead at the top of the table.

Middlesex's Steven Finn took four wickets against Essex

Steven Finn starred with another impressive bowling display to secure a resounding derby victory for Middlesex against London rivals Surrey at Lord’s.

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