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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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