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James Vince blunted the much-hyped Australia attack but fell foul of England’s new number one enemy Nathan Lyon just when he was all set to tame the Gabba on a rain-hit day one of the Ashes.

England admit they were below required standards despite remaining in cruise control against a Cricket Australia XI on day three of their final Ashes warm-up match.

England made light of a trademark collapse to continue their domination of a Cricket Australia XI after Middlesex’s Dawid Malan became the second centurion of their Ashes tour.

The year that changed cricket

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Book Review - The Cricket War by Gideon Haigh - Wisden, £12.99

Middlesex’s Steven Finn will miss England’s first Ashes warm-up match after an injury scare.

Talented duo to head to southern hemisphere for Tri-Series next month

Middlesex County Cricket Club have responded to the controversial decision to deduct the club two points that effectively relegated them from Division One of the county championship.

Decision to dock Middlesex two points for slow over rate at Surrey in August stands

North London CC youngster Milly Pope is looking forward to a bright future in the sport and hopes to be able to break into the senior England side before too long.

Middlesex relegated

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Hampshire produced a gritty rearguard action against Warwickshire to secure a draw which preserved their Specsavers County Championship Division One status and sent down 2016 champions Middlesex.

Middlesex slumped to a 231-run loss at Taunton

Anxious wait for Middlesex

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Middlesex were left hoping for a Warwickshire win against Hampshire to save them from relegation after falling to a 231-run defeat against Somerset at Taunton.

Somerset v Middlesex: Patel keeping positive

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Middlesex left-arm spinner Ravi Patel is hoping history can repeat itself as they battle for survival at Somerset.

Rain stops play on day three for Middlesex

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Somerset’s charge towards safety in the Specsavers County Championship First Division was halted by the weather on the third day of the relegation clash with Middlesex at Taunton.

Essex’s Alastair Cook and Dawid Malan, of Middlesex, have been named in England’s squad for the winter Ashes tour.

Middlesex seamer James Harris admitted his side had endured a tough second day against relegation rivals Somerset at Taunton.

Somerset built a winning position on the second day of the Specsavers County Championship match with Middlesex at Taunton, knowing victory would secure First Division survival at the expense of their visitors.

Middlesex left-arm spinner Ravi Patel claimed a career-best 7-81 as 13 wickets fell on an action-packed first day of the Specsavers County Championship relegation battle with Somerset at Taunton.

Ashes blow for Roland-Jones

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Middlesex seamer Toby Roland-Jones is set to miss England’s winter Ashes after scans confirmed he has a stress fracture in his back.

Middlesex skipper Adam Voges is tipping county team-mate Steven Finn to be part of the England selection shake-up for this winter’s Ashes tour to Australia after bowling the county to the brink of first division safety in the Specsavers County Championship top flight thisweek.

Middlesex’s Steven Finn was delighted to deliver a matchwinning spell in their County Championship clash against Lancashire at Lord’s.

Forgotten England paceman Steven Finn returned his first five-wicket championship haul since April 2014 to steer Middlesex to a crucial 36-run win over Lancashire with a day to spare at Lord’s.

Middlesex batsman Sam Robson is hoping his side can make a strong start to day three of their County Championship match with Lancashire at Lord’s.

Wickets continued to tumble on an overcast day at Lord’s as Middlesex gained a slight advantage on a match destined to end within three days if the weather holds.

Middlesex’s tail wagged to end their first innings against Lancashire on 233 all out – after earlier subsiding to 89-7 as the home side’s bowlers then made significant inroads to leave the visitors on 113-5 as 15 wickets fell on day one.

Bob Dylan once sang ‘there are no trials inside the Gates of Eden’,

Middlesex ended a game blighted by autumnal downpours and unplayable conditions with nine bonus points in their bid to avoid relegation.

Middlesex will start the final day of the Specsavers County Championship clash with Hampshire at Uxbridge on 162-7, after only 59 overs of play in the first three days at Uxbridge.

Special credit for Middlesex’s Morgan

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Transitioning from county to international cricket is no simple task, and Tom Curran believes England one-day captain Eoin Morgan must take a whole host of credit for the welcoming feeling he received.

Middlesex v Hampshire: Day one washed out

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Middlesex were left to rue heavy overnight rain as the first day of their Specsavers County Championship Division One clash with Hampshire was abandoned without a ball being bowled due to unfit conditision at Uxbridge Cricket Club.

North Middlesex captain Tom Nicoll has already set his sights on the league title in 2018, after lifting the Middlesex Cup at the weekend.

With just three championship matches remaining title-holders Middlesex can still hear the relegation trapdoor creaking beneath them.

The final day of the Specsavers County Championship match between Yorkshire and Middlesex at Headingley saw only one session of play, with the inevitable draw confirmed.

Middlesex head coach Richard Scott wants his side to produce a strong final day in their rain-hit County Championship clash with Yorkshire at Headingley.

Middlesex and Yorkshire will almost certainly have to settle for a Specsavers County Championship draw following rain on day one and more rain and bad light from early afternoon onwards at Headingley on day three.

Middlesex seamer James Harris is looking to wrap up Yorkshire’s innings quickly on day three of their Specsavers County Championship match at Headingley.

Jack Leaning and Andrew Hodd posted important half-centuries either side of tea as Yorkshire had the better of day two of their Specsavers County Championship clash with Middlesex at Headingley.

Middlesex director of cricket Angus Fraser was a frustrated man after the first day of their County Championship match at Yorkshire was abandoned without a ball being bowled.

Local club avoid the drop, as Southgate suffer relegation after five-wicket loss at Hampstead

Champions Highgate show their class to win at Hornsey on the final day of the 2017 campaign

If Middlesex batsman Sam Robson has set himself targets between now and the end of the season that might earn him an England recall he’s keeping them to himself.

There was a far more serious type of drama at a Middlesex game on Thursday – after armed police were called to their County Championship match against Surrey at the Kia Oval – leading to players, officials and spectators being evacuated after a crossbow bolt landed close on the pitch.

The 29-year-old was praised by captain Joe Root and team-mate Chris Woakes after his fifty against the West Indies

Hornsey travel to already promoted Highgate, while North Middlesex will look to finish with a win in the Premier Division

Highgate cricket club were crowned champions of the Middlesex Division Two after sealing a comfortable 134 run victory against Indian Gymkhana.

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