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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Middlesex and England cricketer Toby Roland-Jones, plus former stars Mike Gatting and Angus Fraser, helped launch the club’s new partnership with KidZania London last Thursday.

The Ashes: England collapse to go 2-0 down

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

England folded quickly in pursuit of a national-record chase as Australia took six wickets in under a session to go 2-0 up in the Ashes with a 120-run victory.

Joe Root took it upon himself to keep English hopes alive as his team tried to complete a remarkable reversal of fortune in the second Ashes Test at the Adelaide Oval.

Re-energised England produced a spirited revival with bat and ball but still trailed badly after three days of the second Ashes Test at the Adelaide Oval.

England at least defied expectations of an instant twilight collapse after Shaun Marsh’s century piled the pressure on them on day two of the second Ashes Test.

England struggled to vindicate Joe Root’s gamble to bowl first on a cagey first day of the inaugural pink-ball Ashes Test at the Adelaide Oval.

After the heartbreak and controversy surrounding the relegation of Middlesex from the Specsavers County Championship Division One in the summer, the club are looking to bounce back at the first opportunity next year.

It’s the hope that kills you.

The Ashes: Australia win First Test

Monday, November 27, 2017

England’s 10-wicket defeat in the first Ashes Test was confirmed in little more than an hour as Australia knocked off the 56 runs still needed on the final morning at the Gabba.

The Ashes: England set for Gabba defeat

Sunday, November 26, 2017

England could perhaps cite one moment of minor controversy as mitigation as they moved to the brink of a resounding defeat in the first Ashes Test at the Gabba.

England suddenly had to battle to stay in the match on day three of the Ashes after Steve Smith’s outstanding hundred helped to pile the pressure back on them at the Gabba.

The first Test remains nicely poised after the second day of play at The Gabba, with Australia reaching 165-4 in reply to England’s first innings score of 302.

The Ashes: England duo impress on day one

Thursday, November 23, 2017

James Vince blunted the much-hyped Australia attack but fell foul of England’s new number one enemy Nathan Lyon just when he was all set to tame the Gabba on a rain-hit day one of the Ashes.

England admit they were below required standards despite remaining in cruise control against a Cricket Australia XI on day three of their final Ashes warm-up match.

England made light of a trademark collapse to continue their domination of a Cricket Australia XI after Middlesex’s Dawid Malan became the second centurion of their Ashes tour.

The year that changed cricket

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Book Review - The Cricket War by Gideon Haigh - Wisden, £12.99

Middlesex’s Steven Finn will miss England’s first Ashes warm-up match after an injury scare.

Young QPR forward believes regular first-team football will help him progress

Middlesex relegated

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Hampshire produced a gritty rearguard action against Warwickshire to secure a draw which preserved their Specsavers County Championship Division One status and sent down 2016 champions Middlesex.

Middlesex slumped to a 231-run loss at Taunton

Anxious wait for Middlesex

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Middlesex were left hoping for a Warwickshire win against Hampshire to save them from relegation after falling to a 231-run defeat against Somerset at Taunton.

Somerset v Middlesex: Patel keeping positive

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Middlesex left-arm spinner Ravi Patel is hoping history can repeat itself as they battle for survival at Somerset.

Rain stops play on day three for Middlesex

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Somerset’s charge towards safety in the Specsavers County Championship First Division was halted by the weather on the third day of the relegation clash with Middlesex at Taunton.

Essex’s Alastair Cook and Dawid Malan, of Middlesex, have been named in England’s squad for the winter Ashes tour.

Middlesex seamer James Harris admitted his side had endured a tough second day against relegation rivals Somerset at Taunton.

Somerset built a winning position on the second day of the Specsavers County Championship match with Middlesex at Taunton, knowing victory would secure First Division survival at the expense of their visitors.

Middlesex left-arm spinner Ravi Patel claimed a career-best 7-81 as 13 wickets fell on an action-packed first day of the Specsavers County Championship relegation battle with Somerset at Taunton.

Ashes blow for Roland-Jones

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Middlesex seamer Toby Roland-Jones is set to miss England’s winter Ashes after scans confirmed he has a stress fracture in his back.

Middlesex skipper Adam Voges is tipping county team-mate Steven Finn to be part of the England selection shake-up for this winter’s Ashes tour to Australia after bowling the county to the brink of first division safety in the Specsavers County Championship top flight thisweek.

Middlesex’s Steven Finn was delighted to deliver a matchwinning spell in their County Championship clash against Lancashire at Lord’s.

Forgotten England paceman Steven Finn returned his first five-wicket championship haul since April 2014 to steer Middlesex to a crucial 36-run win over Lancashire with a day to spare at Lord’s.

Middlesex batsman Sam Robson is hoping his side can make a strong start to day three of their County Championship match with Lancashire at Lord’s.

Charity cricket at South Hampstead

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

South Hampstead Cricket Club are hosting a charity six-a-side tournament at their Milverton Road ground on Sunday.

Middlesex will start the final day of the Specsavers County Championship clash with Hampshire at Uxbridge on 162-7, after only 59 overs of play in the first three days at Uxbridge.

Special credit for Middlesex’s Morgan

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Transitioning from county to international cricket is no simple task, and Tom Curran believes England one-day captain Eoin Morgan must take a whole host of credit for the welcoming feeling he received.

Middlesex v Hampshire: Day one washed out

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Middlesex were left to rue heavy overnight rain as the first day of their Specsavers County Championship Division One clash with Hampshire was abandoned without a ball being bowled due to unfit conditision at Uxbridge Cricket Club.

With just three championship matches remaining title-holders Middlesex can still hear the relegation trapdoor creaking beneath them.

The final day of the Specsavers County Championship match between Yorkshire and Middlesex at Headingley saw only one session of play, with the inevitable draw confirmed.

Middlesex head coach Richard Scott wants his side to produce a strong final day in their rain-hit County Championship clash with Yorkshire at Headingley.

Middlesex and Yorkshire will almost certainly have to settle for a Specsavers County Championship draw following rain on day one and more rain and bad light from early afternoon onwards at Headingley on day three.

Middlesex seamer James Harris is looking to wrap up Yorkshire’s innings quickly on day three of their Specsavers County Championship match at Headingley.

Jack Leaning and Andrew Hodd posted important half-centuries either side of tea as Yorkshire had the better of day two of their Specsavers County Championship clash with Middlesex at Headingley.

Middlesex director of cricket Angus Fraser was a frustrated man after the first day of their County Championship match at Yorkshire was abandoned without a ball being bowled.

Stones have almost 300-mile round trip on Tuesday to play Seagulls

Local club avoid the drop, as Southgate suffer relegation after five-wicket loss at Hampstead

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