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Thursday, September 1, 2016

North Middlesex batsman Evan Flowers is thrilled that the club’s policy of developing and promoting homegrown players has been rewarded as the fight for the Middlesex County League title goes down to the final day.

Highgate skipper Jake Sharland expects no favours from neighbours Hornsey when his side attempt to clinch survival by beating them in Saturday’s derby showdown.

Highgate hauled themselves out of the drop zone again as the weather helped them to secure a narrow victory at Enfield in Division Two of the Middlesex County League.

North Middlesex extended their remarkable winning run to eight matches but remain second with just two games left in the title race after leaders Teddington also came out on top.

North London CC’s Bob Pedersen received the Heartbeat of the Club prize as the annual Outstanding Service to Cricket Awards were held at Lord’s.

Captain Tom Nicoll admits the excitement levels are rising after North Middlesex secured a seventh straight victory in their bid to deliver the club’s first Middlesex County League title for 26 years.

Highgate dropped back into the Division Two relegation zone after they failed to kill off champions-elect Finchley and were edged out by two wickets.

North Middlesex captain Tom Nicoll is urging his players to put cricket first and prioritise the club’s title bid – and he has led by example, cancelling a trip to Amsterdam this weekend.

North Middlesex are just eight points off the top in the Premier Division of the Middlesex County League after beating league leaders Richmond and recording their fifth victory in a row.

North Middlesex captain Tom Nicoll has entered his name into the Middlesex County League’s record books after scoring a century and taking eight wickets in a stunning individual display.

Highgate captain Jake Sharland expects the next two games to be crucial in determining whether his side preserve their Middlesex County League Division Two status.

North London’s women remain top of the table and unbeaten after winning both games in their double-header at home against Totteridge Millhillians on Sunday.

Brondesbury took the lion’s share of a draw with Hornsey to close the gap on their promotion rivals – but they also slipped two places down the table in Division Two of the Middlesex County League.

Joel Hughes hit a winning four in the final over as North Middlesex completed the double over Hampstead and moved 17 points clear of their hosts and the relegation zone in the Premier Division of the Middlesex County Cricket League.

North Middlesex find themselves just one point above the relegation zone in the Premier Division of the Middlesex County League after their latest failure with the bat resulted in a defeat against leaders Ealing.

Joel Hughes took seven wickets for North Middlesex in a thrilling draw in the Premier Division of the Middlesex County League, with both teams going into the final over with a shot at victory.

Captain Tom Nicoll hopes Joel Hughes can become a consistent all-rounder for North Middlesex after his starring role in Saturday’s emphatic victory over Southgate, which ended a three-match losing streak in the Premier Division of the Middlesex County League.

New signing Rob Fahrenheim led a much-improved batting display from North Middlesex – but the Crouch End outfit suffered their second successive defeat in the Premier Division of the Middlesex County Cricket League.

Teenager Joe Emanuel shared an unbroken century stand with his veteran coach Paul Weekes as Hornsey cruised to their second successive league win in Division Two of the Middlesex County Cricket League.

North Middlesex came crashing back to earth after their opening-day victory over reigning champions Hampstead, failing to chase down a target of 131 against newly-promoted Eastcote in the Premier Division of the Middlesex County League.

League debutants Jamie Harris and Johnny Fawcett made an immediate impact for Hornsey as they swept to a resounding win at Brondesbury in Division Two.

A weakened North Middlesex side appeared to be staring defeat in the face as they hosted reigning champions Hampstead in their Middlesex County League Premier Division opener – but they fought back in the final hour to gain a dramatic victory.

Skipper Tom Nicoll has challenged North Middlesex’s top-order batsmen to give last season’s talisman Evan Flowers more support as the Crouch End club bid to maintain their progress in the Premier Division.

Hornsey batsman Chetan Patel believes the appointment of Paul Weekes as captain is a huge boost to their promotion prospects.

North London’s new captain Sam Bardon is hoping his side can pick up where they left off at the end of last season.

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