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Dawid Malan, Middlesex

Middlesex cricket column: Opening Up with Dawid Malan

Captaining a team at Lord’s for the first time when we played the Indians was very enjoyable, even if it was a bit unexpected.

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Hornsey's Ed Wharton took 6-45 in Saturday's defeat against the new league leaders, Teddington. Pic: Paolo Minoli

Wharton can’t save struggling Hornsey from fourth successive defeat

Hornsey gave Premier Division title challengers Teddington a scare at Tivoli Road, but a narrow 14-run defeat keeps them in the bottom two while their visitors rose to the top of the table.

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Ed Atkins bats for Highgate. Pic: Max Flego

Highgate are thrashed by Wembley but can still achieve promotion

Highgate’s destiny remains in their own hands despite suffering a nine-wicket thrashing by Division Three promotion rivals Wembley and dropping to third in the table.

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North Middlesex captain Tom Nicoll (centre) celebrates with team-mates. Pic: Max Flego

Nicoll hails North Middlesex’s ‘unbelievable’ transformation after securing survival

North Middlesex captain Tom Nicoll has hailed his side’s “unbelievable” transformation after they secured Premier Division status with a sixth win in eight games.

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Ravi Patel, Middlesex

Middlesex cricket column: Positive Spin with Ravi Patel

I was ecstatic to be picked for the England Lions recently, but there is still a way to go before I can think about playing international cricket.

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Chetan Patel (centre) and his Hornsey team-mates are dismayed as Ben Scott survives an lbw decision against Ed Harton. Pic: Paolo Minoli

Hornsey slip further off the pace in relegation fight after collapse at Hampstead

Hornsey slipped further off the pace in the relegation battle after being skittled for just 65 runs in a heavy defeat away at Hampstead.

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North Middlesex's Joel Hughes took 5-47 en route to a victory over Stanmore. Pic: Max Flego

North Middlesex take a giant step towards safety with fifth successive home win

North Middlesex took a giant step towards securing their Premier Division safety as a fifth successive home win took them 14 points clear of the drop zone.

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North London players celebrate. Pic: Max Flego

Monar lifts North London into top half of Division Three table

Spinner Pete Monar lifted North London into the top half of the Division Three table as they beat Harrow Town by 19 runs in a low-scoring encounter.

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Will Russell (centre) celebrates with his Highgate team-mates. Pic: Max Flego

Russell stars with bat and bat to keep victorious Highgate in the promotion spots

Will Russell took five wickets and then smashed an unbeaten 86 to keep Highgate’s Division Three promotion challenge on course against struggling Ickenham.

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Dawid Malan, Middlesex

Middlesex cricket column: Opening Up with Dawid Malan

Captaining a team at Lord’s for the first time when we played the Indians was very enjoyable, even if it was a bit unexpected.

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Valerian Spicer (right) in action against Northern Ireland's Alanna Audley-Murphy at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Islington boxer sets new targets after Glasgow disappointment

Islington BC’s Valerian Spicer will turn her focus to future opportunities to wear the Dominican vest following her disappointment at the Commonwealth Games.

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Great Britain's Desiree Henry crosses the line to win the women's 4x100m relay final during day six of the 2014 European Athletics Championships at the Letzigrund Stadium, Zurich. By Adam Davy/ PA

Islington teenager Desirèe Henry wins European gold in 4X100m

A teenage Islington sprinter has helped Great Britain to it’s greatest ever European Championships medal haul.

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