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It’s been a tough week for Middlesex – and I have to say I don’t feel the fixture list did us any favours.

Thursday, July 24, 2014
Surrey's Gary Wilson (2nd left) is congratulated by team mates after his direct run-out to dismiss Middlesex's John Simpson

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.

Thursday, July 24, 2014
James Harris in action for Middlesex Panthers against Essex Eagles. Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO

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.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Gary Wilson. (Photo by Harry Engels/Getty Images)

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

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Surrey's Tillakaratne Dilshan. Picture: Adam Davy/EMPICS

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

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Dawid Malan, Middlesex

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.

Monday, July 21, 2014
England lose the second test at Lords  (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

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.

Sunday, July 20, 2014
Graeme Smith. Picture: Nigel French/EMPICS Sport

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

Friday, July 18, 2014
Paul Stirling of Middlesex. Pic: Matt Bright

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.

Thursday, July 17, 2014
Ravi Patel, Middlesex

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.

Monday, July 14, 2014
Adnan Akram hits out on his way to 65 in Wanstead's 24-run win over South Woodford on Saturday. Pic: Graham Hodges

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

Saturday, July 12, 2014
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)

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

Friday, July 11, 2014
Gary Wilson. (Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images)

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

Friday, July 11, 2014
Jason Roy. (Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images)

Twenty20: Glamorgan beat Surrey by four runs

Thursday, July 10, 2014
Nick Gubbins. (Photo by Ben Hoskins/Getty Images)

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

Thursday, July 10, 2014
Harry Podmore

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

Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Dawid Malan, Middlesex

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.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Paul Stirling. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

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.

Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Steven Finn. (Photo by Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images)

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

Monday, July 7, 2014
Dawid Malan. (Photo by Ben Hoskins/Getty Images)

County Championship day one: Middlesex 211-4

Saturday, July 5, 2014
Adam Gilchrist, wearing the GoPro camera on his helmet, of Rest of the World hits out. (Photo by Ben Hoskins/Getty Images)

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

Saturday, July 5, 2014
MCC captain Sachin Tendulkar tosses the coin alongside Rest of the World captain Shane Warne. (Photo by Ben Hoskins/Getty Images)

Lord’s Bicentennial Match: MCC (296-3) beat Rest of the World (293-7) by seven wickets

Saturday, July 5, 2014
Ravi Patel. (Photo by Nigel Roddis/Getty Images)

Our Middlesex blogger Laurence Klein reflects on the lack of four-day cricket in the summer months

Friday, July 4, 2014
Harry Podmore, Middlesex

Teenage paceman Harry Podmore has conceded that poor fielding cost Middlesex the chance to record their second Twenty20 win of the season against Glamorgan.

Thursday, July 3, 2014
James Harris, Middlesex

James Harris feels Middlesex must use their remaining Twenty20 fixtures to ensure they enter the new 50-over competition in good shape later this month.

Thursday, July 3, 2014
Ravi Patel, Middlesex

We have a lot of talented young cricketers at Middlesex but because it’s a strong team they often have to bide their time, waiting for a chance.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Eoin Morgan. (Photo by Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images)

County Championship: Middlesex (12 points) draw with Northamptonshire (10 points)

Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Gary Wilson. (Photo by Harry Engels/Getty Images)

Surrey captain Gary Wilson has called on England to have a long look at Jason Roy after the 23-year-old hit a wonderful 114 against Hampshire.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Tillakaratne Dilshan picked up two wickets as Surrey drew with Hampshire. Picture: Stephen Pond/EMPICS

County Championship: Surrey (12 points) draw with Hampshire (nine points)

Monday, June 30, 2014
John Simpson. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Middlesex wicketkeeper John Simpson was pleased with how he helped Dawid Malan end a 21 match century drought against Northamptonshire.

Monday, June 30, 2014
Dawid Malan. (Photo by Ben Hoskins/Getty Images)

County Championship day two: Northamptonshire (89-3) trail Middlesex (488-9 dec) by 399 runs

Saturday, June 28, 2014
Alec Stewart (Photo by Tom Shaw/Getty Images)

Alec Stewart paid tribute to Vikram Solanki and Rory Burns after the pair came through a 22 over session unscathed against Hampshire.

Saturday, June 28, 2014
Surrey's Vikram Solanki in batting action against Hampshire. Picture: Nigel French/EMPICS

County Championship day one: Surrey 68-1 v Hampshire

Friday, June 27, 2014
Jason Roy struck 63 off 25 balls to help Surrey to an eight wicket win over Hampshire. (Photo by Tony Marshall/Getty Images)

Jason Roy admitted that Surrey produced their best Twenty20 Blast performance of the season after they demolished Hampshire by eight wickets with six overs to spare.

Friday, June 27, 2014
Surrey's Tillakaratne Dilshan (no cap) celebrates the wicket of Hampshire's Jimmy Adams during their T20 match against Hampshire at the Kia Oval. Picture: Chris Ison/EMPICS

Twenty20 Blast: Surrey beat Hampshire (131/9) by eight wickets




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