Tuesday 5 December 2006 

Middlesex CCC Sign Tim Murtagh

Middlesex County Cricket Club is pleased to announce the signing of former Surrey all rounder Tim Murtagh on a two year contract.

"I am delighted to be joining Middlesex CCC next season" commented Tim. "I have enjoyed my time at Surrey immensely and take with me great memories from on and off the field but I felt, with the number of high class spinners on their staff and the way the team is made up, my opportunities and contributions in the future would be limited."

"With interest from a number of other counties, Middlesex were the standout option for me, with the chance to play more four day cricket and to play my cricket at Lord's a huge attraction. I can't wait to link up with Ed Smith and the boys next season."

Commenting on the signing John Emburey, the MCCC Director of Cricket, said: "We are pleased to welcome Tim as an addition to our squad for next year. As an all rounder he will add valuable depth to our side. We welcome Tim to the club and wish him every success."

Surrey's captain, Mark Butcher said: "Tim has been a great servant to the Club both on and off the field for many years. His attitude has been exemplary and his ability to control the white ball in One Day cricket has been a huge asset to the team over the past few years. He will be missed at Surrey but we wish him all the best at Middlesex."

Emma Channon
Middlesex County Cricket Club