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Alastair Cook of Essex. (Photo by Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images)

Alastair Cook in fine fettle at The Oval as Surrey and Essex draw

Alastair Cook toasted England’s new coaching era with his second LV= County Championship century of the season as Essex batted out a draw with Surrey at The Oval.

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Middlesex batsman Eoin Morgan

Vintage Morgan keen to play key role in Middlesex’s challenge for honours

Eoin Morgan is confident that Middlesex have blown away their early season cobwebs as they prepare for their County Championship clash with Yorkshire.

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Andrew Balbirnie

Middlesex’s latest Irish import Andrew Balbirnie hopes for his big break at Lord’s

The path from Dublin to Lord’s is a well-trodden one – and Middlesex have another Irish import aiming to follow in several sets of illustrious footsteps.

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Middlesex's Dawid Malan in action

Bangladesh experience has brought back Middlesex man’s confidence

To describe Dawid Malan’s form with the bat last season as a baffling conundrum would certainly be something of an understatement.

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Surrey's Steven Davies. Picture: Nigel French/EMPICS

Steven Davies and Zafar Ansari make wasteful Glamorgan pay as Surrey fight back

Steven Davies and Zafar Ansari took advantage of dropped catches to make half-centuries as Surrey reached 182 for five against Glamorgan on the opening day of the LV= County Championship Division Two season.

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Sussex's Matt Prior. Picture: Daniel Hambury/EMPICS

Matt Prior unbeaten as Sussex enjoy strong opening day against Middlesex

England wicketkeeper Matt Prior was among the runs as Sussex had the better of the first day of their opening LV= County Championship first division match against Middlesex at Hove.

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Eoin Morgan

England batsman has a point to prove, says Middlesex coach

Middlesex hope Eoin Morgan’s return will help to galvanise their batting as they gear up for the new County Championship campaign.

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A general view of Lord's Cricket Ground, London. Picture: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

From the Nursery End: A Middlesex fan’s outlook on the season ahead

Our Middlesex blogger looks forward to the 2014 cricket season

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Middlesex's Ollie Rayner (centre) celebrates dismissing Surrey's Gareth Batty (out of picture).

Middlesex and England Lions spinner aims to take his good form into new County Championship season

If anyone is relishing the start of the new season, it’s Ollie Rayner – in fact, the Middlesex spinner must wish the last one had never ended.

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Maya Golson, aged 3, who came second place is the under 8's Easter Bonnet competition Photo: David Mirzoeff

Pictures: Easter fun at Mudchute Farm

Mudchute Farm celebrated Easter with a host of seasonal events.

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The pop-up will mark Record Store Day, which is on Saturday (Picture: Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)

World’s smallest disco to open in Stoke Newington

Two musicians behind the ‘90s hit Brimful of Asha are launching the world’s smallest disco in Stoke Newington this weekend.

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