Friday 1 February 2008 

Ashley Noffke Signs For Second Spell With Middlesex

Middlesex CCC are delighted to announce the signing of Ashley Noffke, along with the appointment of Richard Scott as second XI coach.

Australian fast bowler, Noffke, will be joining the club for two months at the start of the domestic season, until overseas signing Murali Kartik is available to return to Middlesex following his outstanding season for the club last year. Noffke is available from the start of the season though to the 9th June when Kartik will rejoin the club, in time for the Twenty20 Cup. Kartik has been made unavailable to Middlesex in April and May by the Board of Control for Cricket in India.

Chief Executive, Vinny Codrington commented: “We were obviously disappointed not to have Kartik for the start of the season, but we’re delighted to have signed Noffke – he’s a high quality opening bowler. It’s great to have Noffke come back home to where he played his first English county season back in 2002. He knows Lord’s and he’ll add a bit of extra fire power to our already very strong attack at the start of the season when the ball should be nipping about.”

Noffke added: "I am delighted to be joining Middlesex for the start of the 2008 season. As soon as I knew the club were interested it wasn't a hard decision to decide where I wanted to play. I am still in touch with a few of the players from my previous spell there and can't wait to link up with the squad and help push them forwards during the early part of the season"

Richard Scott has been signed up as second XI coach after a successful stint coaching at Dorset CCC and an illustrious career as a professional cricketer with Hampshire and Gloucestershire.

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