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Surrey's Gary Wilson (2nd left) is congratulated by team mates after his direct run-out to dismiss Middlesex's John Simpson

Surrey triumph against Middlesex in last-ball thriller at Lord’s

Surrey are closing in on a home quarter-final in the NatWest T20 Blast after they scraped past London rivals Middlesex in a last-ball finish at Lord’s.

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James Harris in action for Middlesex Panthers against Essex Eagles. Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO

Middlesex backing young seamers to step up after Harris loan

Middlesex have faith that their young pace bowlers will provide adequate back-up for the 50-over tournament after allowing James Harris to rejoin Glamorgan on loan.

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Gary Wilson. (Photo by Harry Engels/Getty Images)

Gary Wilson gives his verdict on Kent loss and pays tribute to Graeme Smith

Gary Wilson admitted that the first and last days cricket were what cost Surrey victory over Kent.

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Surrey's Tillakaratne Dilshan. Picture: Adam Davy/EMPICS

Aggression comes back to haunt Surrey as Kent claim win

Surrey’s kamikaze approach cost them as Kent claimed victory by 89 runs at Guildford.

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Dawid Malan, Middlesex

Middlesex cricket column: Opening Up with Dawid Malan

We’ve been poor at the start of all competitions this season. In the County Championship we got thrashed at Sussex and then we lost the Twenty20 double header.

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England lose the second test at Lords  (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

England collapse as India pile pressure on captain Cook

England collapsed to a 95-run defeat at Lord’s, to concede a 1-0 Investec series lead and pile ever more pressure on their captain Alastair Cook.

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Graeme Smith. Picture: Nigel French/EMPICS Sport

Former South Africa captain Graeme Smith forced to cut short Surrey stay

Captain Graeme Smith will not be returning to Surrey next season, the club have announced.

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Paul Stirling of Middlesex. Pic: Matt Bright

Middlesex batsman confident that centuries will come in County Championship

Paul Stirling hopes a maiden four-day hundred is not too far away after marking his run in the Middlesex side with a glut of half-centuries.

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Ravi Patel, Middlesex

Middlesex cricket column: Positive Spin with Ravi Patel

Somehow we just haven’t been able to close games out in the County Championship and it was a similar story against Somerset last week.

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Adnan Akram hits out on his way to 65 in Wanstead's 24-run win over South Woodford on Saturday. Pic: Graham Hodges

Akram’s relief as Wanstead edge out South Woodford

Wanstead 188 all out beat South Woodford 164 all out by 24 runs

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Steven Finn has opened up over his nightmare tour of Australia and the work that has gone into returning the paceman to his best form. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Steven Finn explains how he is recovering after Australia nightmare and hails Richard Johnson and Angus Fraser

Middlesex bowler Steven Finn believes that he is close to being back to his best after suffering a torrid 18 months with the ball.

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Gary Wilson. (Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images)

Surrey skipper Wilson rues fielding against Glamorgan as Rudolph hails team effort

Surrey captain Gary Wilson rued some sloppy moments in the field as the south Londoners were beaten by four runs by Glamorgan.

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Nick Gubbins. (Photo by Ben Hoskins/Getty Images)

Heartache for Gubbins as Middlesex can’t force win over Somerset

County Championship day four: Middlesex (11 points) drew with Somerset (10 points)

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Harry Podmore

Middlesex youngster enjoys pressure of Twenty20 death bowling

Teenage paceman Harry Podmore is relishing the pressure that comes with ‘death’ bowling after forcing his way into Middlesex’s Twenty20 side.

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Dawid Malan, Middlesex

Middlesex cricket column: Opening Up with Dawid Malan

We’ve been nailed about our batting for the last year or two, with people saying how poor it’s been, but the guys have really stepped up this season.

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Paul Stirling. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Paul Stirling rues bee sting that led to Compton drop and labels former England man as key wicket

Paul Stirling believes that Nick Compton is the key wicket for Middlesex to pick up, especially after the Irishman dropped him at slip on 16.

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Steven Finn. (Photo by Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images)

Sting in the tail for Middlesex as Somerset fight back

County Championship day two: Somerset (153-4) trail Middlesex (338) by 185 runs

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Adam Gilchrist, wearing the GoPro camera on his helmet, of Rest of the World hits out. (Photo by Ben Hoskins/Getty Images)

What’s it like to face fast bowling? See Adam Gilchrist face Shaun Tait through his eyes

When Shaun Tait bowls at full pelt, batsmen have less than a second to decide how they’re going to play it.

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