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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Middlesex will have a brand new look when they defend their Specsavers County Champions title.

Nick Compton has agreed a deal to stay at Middlesex County Cricket Club for the next two seasons.

South Hampstead CC building for future

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

New chairman welcomes fresh blood at cricket club

The Stonebridge-based Jason Roberts Foundation continues to reach out far and wide, with Prince Harry witnessing the work they do on his royal visit to Grenada this week.

John Simpson wants Middlesex’s County Championship title triumph to be the first of many after they wrenched the crown from Yorkshire in thrilling fashion.

Stevie Eskinazi admits it may be hard to top the satisfaction of helping Middlesex to County Championship glory in the rest of his career.

While most cricket fans inside Lord’s and beyond were entranced by the exciting spectacle that unfolded on Friday, there were also some voicing outrage.

Middlesex hat-trick hero Toby Roland-Jones says the squad were always confident in their ability to become county champions this year.

Middlesex dethroned Yorkshire in a thrilling finish at Lord’s to win their first County Championship title since 1993.

Tim Bresnan’s unbeaten century kept Yorkshire on course for a hat-trick of County Championship titles – and all but ended Middlesex’s hopes of snatching their crown.

Toby Roland-Jones’ four-wicket return was not enough to prevent Yorkshire gaining the upper hand over Middlesex on day two of their County Championship decider at Lord’s.

As a team, we’ve done so well this season and to put the sprinkle dust on it with the championship would be absolutely awesome.

Nick Gubbins hit an unbeaten century to hold the Middlesex innings together on the opening day of their crucial County Championship clash with Yorkshire at Lord’s.

Given Yorkshire’s recent domination of domestic cricket, it’s no surprise to see them well represented among England squads in all formats of the game.

Former England all-rounder Chris Lewis will be returning to South Hampstead on Sunday to take part in the club’s annual six-a-side charity day.

Ollie Rayner is one of the few players in the Middlesex dressing room who knows how it feels to be part of a title-winning squad.

John Fosbraey’s former team-mate and flatmate Ben Claypole has paid tribute to the ex-Brondesbury captain, who died from cancer last week at the age of 38.

Middlesex’s John Simpson says the County Championship leaders must carry the euphoria of their win over Nottinghamshire into their next game at Old Trafford.

Harrow Town captain Gihan Herath has admitted he expected his side to fare a lot better than they actually did this season – having originally targeted a top-four finish.

Nottinghamshire seamer Jake Ball wrecked Middlesex’s top order for the second time in the match to leave their County Championship title hopes on a knife-edge.

Adam Wilson has hailed the togetherness and unity in the Brondesbury squad, insisting it went a long way towards them securing promotion to the Middlesex County League Premier Division.

At this stage of the championship, all you can do is focus on yourselves and what you’re able to control – as simple as that.

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Most of the lads have got some relaxation over the last week or two – and now we’re re-energised and ready for the big push.

James Overy believes Brondesbury have proved they are on the right track even if they miss out on promotion to the Premier Division of the Middlesex County League this weekend.

With just a month of the season remaining, Middlesex appear better-placed to become county champions than at any time since their last title 23 years ago.

Kenton CC’s anniversary celebrations should go ahead on Sunday regardless of whether they take place in the shadow of relegation, according to skipper Ashish Karia.

Harry Podmore says the success of his contemporaries at Middlesex this season has helped motivate him to make his mark in four-day cricket.

If anyone asked you for a blueprint of how to play four-day cricket, I think you’d show them a recording of our game against Durham.

Brondesbury secured a vital victory in the promotion battle on Saturday, beating Barnes by seven wickets and leapfrogging them into second place.

Departing Middlesex batsman George Bailey feels the team’s tenacity gives them a fighting chance of becoming county champions at the end of the season.

Naturally we’re all gutted that we didn’t go further in the T20 – but it’s important to reflect on the campaign as a whole and see the positives of it.

Former Middlesex player Adam Rossington ended his old club’s hopes of NatWest T20 Blast glory as they were eliminated by Northamptonshire Steelbacks in the quarter-final.

Hugh Gimber and James Overy shared a 150-run opening partnership as Brondesbury beat Acton by 80 runs and climbed back above Hornsey in the Division Two promotion race.

John Simpson has urged Middlesex to pick up where they left off in the County Championship as they resume their four-day campaign with a derby against Surrey.

We felt like we’d done enough this year to get through in the Royal London Cup – but it wasn’t to be.

Middlesex missed out on a place in the Royal London Cup quarter-finals after they were beaten by Surrey in a severely rain-reduced tie at Lord’s.

Middlesex edged out Essex in a thrilling finish at Lord’s to keep alive their hopes of reaching the Royal London One-Day Cup quarter-finals.

Pakistan all-rounder Ashar Zaidi blazed an unbeaten half-century to strengthen Essex’s chances of joining Middlesex in the NatWest T20 Blast quarter-finals.

Leg-spinner Nathan Sowter is seeking to play his part in a rare Twenty20 double for Middlesex this season.

Eoin Morgan feels Middlesex’s impressive County Championship form has been a key factor in their recent improvement in white-ball cricket.

Middlesex overcame Surrey in front of a record crowd at Lord’s to strengthen their hopes of reaching the NatWest T20 Blast quarter-finals.

Brondesbury batsman James Overy feels the Harman Drive side have had a useful boost of confidence after they triumphed without their talismanic overseas star Glenn Phillips and leapt into the top two places in Division Two.

At this stage of the season, you want to make sure you’re still involved in all three competitions, and that’s certainly the case at Middlesex.

Ryan Higgins says a new mindset in the Middlesex dressing room this season has propelled them into the hunt for a NatWest T20 Blast quarter-final spot.

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