Friday 26 November 2010 

Simpson Signs Two-Year Contract Extension

Simpson Signs Two-Year Contract Extension
Simpson Signs Two-Year Contract Extension
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Middlesex wicket-keeper-batsman John Simpson has signed a two-year extension to his contract that will keep him at Lord's until the end of the 2013 season.

Simpson enjoyed a profitable 2010 season, in which he played throughout the LV= County Championship and Clydesdale Bank 40 campaigns, scoring 876 runs in all competitions.

"John is a very exciting young cricketer and I am delighted he will be spending the next three seasons at the club," Managing Director of Cricket Angus Fraser said.

"I was extremely pleased with the way John performed in his first full season as first team wicket-keeper/batsman.

"We asked a lot of John during the summer and he took on each of the challenges head on. Keeping wicket and opening the batting is a tough job for a seasoned cricketer but he happily accepted the responsibility and performed admirably. He will only benefit from the experiences of 2010, a season in which he scored a maiden first-class hundred, and I expect him to improve and contribute even more in 2011. John works extremely hard at his game and is making real progress. I believe he has the potential to become an very good cricketer."

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