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Ravi Patel, Middlesex

Middlesex cricket column: Positive Spin with Ravi Patel

It’s been a tough week for Middlesex – and I have to say I don’t feel the fixture list did us any favours.

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Ted Greally took 6-44 for North London. Pic: Max Flego

Greally gets his best figures of the season as North London overcome MTSSC

Spinner Ted Greally returned his best figures of the season as North London overcame MTSSC by 33 runs at Montenotte Road in Division Three of the Middlesex County Cricket League.

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Highgate's Will Russell scored 50 against Harrow Town. Pic: Paolo Minoli

Gourlay’s six-wicket haul maintains Highgate’s promotion push

Craig Gourlay collected six wickets against Harrow Town to clinch Highgate’s third straight win and keep up the pressure on the top two in Division Three of the Middlesex County Cricket League.

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Michael Philipson bowls for Hornsey

Hornsey bowlers secure second successive win at Twickenham

Captain Michael Philipson and veteran Paul Weekes bowled Hornsey to their second successive Middlesex County League victory as they triumphed at Twickenham by 74 runs.

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Ed Bird of North Middlesex celebrates

North Middlesex bowler demolishes league leaders Teddington with eight-wicket haul

Paceman Ed Bird produced career-best figures to shock Middlesex County League leaders Teddington and fire North Middlesex clear of the relegation zone for the first time this 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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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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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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Ravi Patel, Middlesex

Middlesex cricket column: Positive Spin with Ravi Patel

It’s been a tough week for Middlesex – and I have to say I don’t feel the fixture list did us any favours.

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Valerian Spicer

Islington Boxing Club’s late starter sets her sights on Commonwealth Games medal

Islington Boxing Club’s Valerian Spicer never dreamt she’d make a Commonwealth Games team.

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Triathlete Tim Hutchins

Former rugby player focused on Ironman target after near miss in Austria

Islington triathlete Tim Hutchins is determined to hit his 11-hour Ironman target next year after falling just short in his recent attempt in Austria.

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