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Middlesex toiled in the afternoon session on day one of their County Championship match against Northants after Ricardo Vasconcelos hit an unbeaten century at Wantage Road.

Essex beat Middlesex by six wickets with four balls remaining after chasing down the home side’s victory target of 211 at a packed Lord’s on Thursday evening.

Eoin Morgan was disappointed not to help Middlesex beat Sussex in their latest Vitality Blast T20 south group match at Lord’s on Thursday.

Jofra Archer’s hat-trick in a dramatic last over saw Sussex to a 12-run win over hosts Middlesex at Lord’s.

Electrifying half-centuries from Peter Trego and Lewis Gregory led Somerset to a total of 229-6 and a 38-run Vitality Blast win over Middlesex under the DLS system at Taunton.

Middlesex scored an unlikely victory over Hampshire by 22 runs after a momentum shift.

Middlesex won a thrilling match by just 18 runs against leaders Warwickshire in the final session of day three at Lord’s.

Two wickets in three balls from Middlesex’s Tim Murtagh moments before lunch on day three put pressure on Warwickshire as they hunt a victory target of 203 runs.

Late wickets in the final few overs at the end of day two appear to have cost Middlesex a chance of posting Warwickshire a challenging winning target.

Middlesex made inroads into the Warwickshire batting during the morning session on day two of the County Championship match at Lord’s – as wicketkeeper John Simpson took three catches to leave the visitors on 248-8 at lunch.

Fourteen wickets fell with nearly 400 runs scored on day one of the Division Two County Championship match at Lord’s between Middlesex and Warwickshire on Sunday.

James Fuller’s six-wicket haul proved in vain as Middlesex lost to Hampshire in their latest Vitality Blast T20 match on Friday night.

Michael Klinger’s assured half-century saw Gloucestershire resume their T20 hoodoo over Middlesex with a comfortable six-wicket win at Uxbridge on Sunday.

Middlesex’s John Simpson looked for the positives following their Vitality T20 Blast defeat at Essex on Friday.

Simon Harmer pulled Dwayne Bravo to the boundary from the penultimate ball of the Vitality T20 Blast match at Chelmsford to give Essex their first victory of the season.

Middlesex beat Surrey by three wickets in the T20 Vitality Blast on a glorious summer evening at Lord’s. Read on for Layth Yousif’s report from the biggest match in English domestic cricket bar finals.

A determined and dogged Middlesex reduced Kent to 193-8 at ‘tea’ at the end of the second session of their day/night match on Monday, despite a 51 run seventh wicket partnership between former Seaxe Harry Podmore and Adam Rouse.

The temperature nudged the mercury towards nearly 30c as the man sat down on a bench, sited between Grace Road’s evocative pavilion and the sight screen.

Middlesex’s bowlers showed fight on the third morning of their County Championship match with Leicestershire at a sunny Grace Road on Friday.

Leicestershire’s bowlers drove home the advantage after their batsmen, led by a first-class career best 196 not out by Colin Ackermann, posted an imposing first innings score in their Specsavers County Championship match against Middlesex at the Fischer County Ground, Grace Road.

An outstanding unbeaten 151 from Leicestershire’s Colin Ackermann, his second century in the championship this season, left Middlesex under pressure at the end of the first day of their Specsavers County Championship match at the Fischer County Ground.

Keeping wicket against the Australians at Lord’s can be ticked off Robbie White’s bucket list – his next target is to find a way back into Middlesex’s four-day side.

Reece Topley bowled Hampshire to the brink of the Royal London Cup’s knockout stages as they beat Middlesex by five wickets at Merchant Taylors’ School.

England bowler Toby Roland-Jones believes playing disability cricket could be the perfect way for people to develop key life skills both on and off the pitch.

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