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Jos Buttler’s status as an England World Cup winner has already assured his place in the history books but the shirt he wore at the decisive moment last summer could soon secure a more immediate legacy: helping save lives threatened by coronavirus.

The prospect of wide-reaching furloughs among county cricketers moved a step closer over the weekend, after talks with the players’ union progressed.

Eoin Morgan can see the advantages in holding England matches behind closed doors, believing such a scenario would demonstrate the uplifting role sport can play in modern society.

The England and Wales Cricket Board has announced an emergency funding package worth £61million to keep counties and clubs afloat during what could be “the biggest challenge in the history of the game”.

As with all sports, English cricket has been brought to a halt by the coronavirus crisis, offering the opportunity to reflect on some of the greats the nation has produced down the years.

Former England captain Alastair Cook says he would rather the County Championship was not played at all this season rather than attempting to hold a dramatically condensed campaign.

There will be no professional cricket played in England and Wales until May 28, the ECB has announced.

The Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) is celebrating the launch of a new exhibition on women’s cricket by holding a symposium at Lord’s next month.

Middlesex quick Steven Finn admits a return to Vitality Blast Finals Day is long overdue but believes the near-miss of last season will only benefit their quest to end a 12-year wait.

Middlesex Women’s one-day captain Naomi Dattani leads the list of four players that London Spirit have revealed as their first domestic signings for The Hundred.

Three cricketers from Brondesbury CC are going on tour with the MCC to Argentina.

Middlesex have appointed Australia batsman Peter Handscomb as captain of their first-class and one-day sides.

England cricketer Dawid Malan leaves Middlesex for Yorkshire.

North Middlesex Cricket Club celebrated their superb 2019 campaign at the Middlesex League dinner at Lord’s at the weekend.

Middlesex must add more experience to their squad if they are to reverse their slide down the Specsavers County Championship table next season, according to head coach Stuart Law.

Martin Andersson is both delighted and relieved to know he can live without the all-rounder tag while he battles back from a career-threatening injury.

Ethan Bamber claimed a maiden five-wicket haul for Middlesex as their match with Derbyshire ended in a draw at Lord’s.

Dawid Malan and Billy Godleman joined something of an exclusive club as the game between Middlesex and Derbyshire meandered towards a draw on day three at Lord’s.

Derbyshire’s Luis Reece claimed a 50th Championship wicket of the season on a day when only 52 balls were possible in the Specsavers County Champion fixture with Middlesex at Lord’s.

Sam Robson and Dawid Malan hit half-centuries as Middlesex built a solid platform on a truncated first day against Derbyshire at Lord’s.

James Harris has no plans to reinvent himself as a batting all-rounder despite – by his own admission – an undistinguished campaign with the ball.

Middlesex captain Dawid Malan lamented his side’s batting struggles following their loss at Lancashire.

Lancashire celebrated with the Division Two trophy after completing a 104–run defeat of Middlesex at the end of the best game of four-day cricket seen at Emirates Old Trafford this season.

Middlesex bowler Ethan Bamber was happy to contribute as Lancashire lost late wickets at Old Trafford on Wednesday.

Middlesex claimed five wickets in a dramatic evening session at Emirates Old Trafford as they sought to inflict a first championship defeat on the soon-to-be crowned Division Two champions Lancashire.

A quite extraordinary day’s cricket at Emirates Old Trafford saw Middlesex recover from their overnight 39-6 thanks to Lancashire-born John Simpson, who made an unbeaten 167 not out.

Middlesex suffered another batting collapse on day one of their County Championship Division Two clash with Lancashire at Old Trafford.

Cricket: Middlesex seek better batting

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Middlesex may be forced to seek batting reinforcements to revive their on-field fortunes – but there will be no wholesale cull this winter.

Brydon Carse produced a career-best six-wicket haul as Durham beat Middlesex by 44 runs at Lord’s.

Cricket: North London women enjoy big win

Thursday, September 12, 2019

North London women enjoyed a 10-wicket win over Finchley Gunns in their Middlesex League meeting.

James Haris admitted Middlesex were ‘really happy’ with their position after day two of the County Championship Division Two match with Durham.

Cricket: Middlesex set for tricky run chase

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Angus Robson’s first Durham half-century enabled the visitors to set Middlesex a tricky target of 196 for victory in their low-scoring County Championship clash at Lord’s.

Middlesex bowler Steven Finn remained positive after seeing 17 wickets fall on the first day of their match with Durham.

Ben Raine and Steven Finn led the clatter of wickets as bowlers ran amok on the first day of the Specsavers County Championship clash between Middlesex and Durham at Lord’s.

North Middlesex captain Joel Hughes has described his side’s Middlesex League Premier Division title win as a dream come true.

North London captain Sam Bardon insists his side are still in the hunt for promotion despite a narrow loss to Southgate in their last game.

A bold decision to tinker with their top order helped Notts Outlaws to a ruthless victory over Middlesex in their Vitality Blast quarter-final at Trent Bridge.

North Middlesex will look to secure the Middlesex League Premier Division title on Saturday when they face already relegated Harrow St Marys.

Hornsey remain within a chance of gaining promotion from the Middlesex County Cricket League Division Two but need other results to go their way.

Middlesex must learn the lessons of their Royal London One-Day Cup exit to reach a first Twenty20 Finals Day for more than a decade.

Crouch End vice-captain Pratik Patel praised his side for their “remarkable” Division Two title win and their third promotion in as many years.

Middlesex captain Dawid Malan paid tribute to Eoin Morgan following their record-breaking Vitality Blast T20 win against Somerset at Taunton on Friday.

Eoin Morgan led from the front as Middlesex produced the biggest successful run-chase in Vitality Blast history to clinch a six-wicket victory over Somerset in an extraordinary game at Taunton.

North Middlesex captain Joel Hughes admits this weekend’s Middlesex League Premier Division clash with Teddington is ‘a huge game’.

Middlesex captain Dawid Malan admitted his side let themselves down in the field in their Vitality Blast T20 loss to Hampshire on Thursday night.

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