Six Middlesex Players Sign New Contracts
Middlesex CCC have announced that six of their players have signed new contracts as they continue to build their squad for future seasons.
Fast bowlers Tim Murtagh and Steven Finn have signed lengthy extensions to their current deals while Danny Evans, John Simpson, Kabir Toor and Josh Davey have also signed new deals.
Managing Director of Cricket, Angus Fraser told the club's website (www.middlesexccc.com):
"I am delighted that Tim, Steven, John, Danny, Kabir and Josh have committed to Middlesex CCC for the forseeable future. Everybody at Middlesex accepts that 2009 was a disappointing year but I still believe the Club has many gifted young cricketers, of which these are six.
"Every club needs high quality fast bowlers and in Tim, Steven and Danny we have three very good ones.
"Tim has been outstanding since joining Middlesex in 2007, taking more than 150 first-class wickets in his three seasons with the Club. He is the sort of cricketer and character every county wants and needs.
"Steven is one of the brightest young prospects in English cricket. He is improving all the time and learnt a great deal last season when he led Middlesex's attack with skill and pride. It is great to know that he will continue his development here at Lord's.
"Danny missed most of last season with a nasty ankle injury but he remains a fast bowler of immense promise.
"John Simpson made a big impression when he took over from Ben Scott behind the stumps. His talent has not been missed by the England selectors who named him in one of their winter performance squads.
"Kabir has ability and will spend the winter at the Darren Lehmann Cricket Academy in Adelaide, where he will work at his batting and leg spin bowling.
"Josh Davey is on a summer contract, having made a positive all-round impression whilst playing in the second eleven. When not at Oxford Brookes University he will join up with Middlesex.
"I am looking forward to working with each of these players for many years to come."
The news follows the signing of left-arm spinner Tom Smith from Sussex last week.
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