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Blake Cullen signs extension with Middlesex Cricket

Blake Cullen signs extension with Middlesex Cricket
Blake Cullen signs extension with Middlesex Cricket
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Middlesex Cricket is delighted to announce that fast bowler, Blake Cullen, has signed a long-term extension to his contract with the Club that will see the young quick remain at Middlesex until at least the end of 2024.

Cullen, 19, made his first eleven debut for Middlesex last year, first appearing in the Bob Willis Trophy against Sussex at Radlett, and has since made a name for himself as one of the brightest young fast bowling talents in the game.

In this year’s Vitality Blast campaign he finished as the Club’s leading wicket-taker, twice taking four wicket hauls, and finishing with 20 victims at an average of only 16.35, a tally that saw him also finish the group stages of the Blast as the second highest wicket-taker, with only Naveen ul-Haq of Leicestershire ahead of him.

His endeavours for Middlesex earned him a wildcard call up to The Hundred, where he is playing alongside Eoin Morgan for London Spirit, and starred on his debut, picking up two wickets in Spirit’s opening game of the competition against Birmingham Phoenix.

In just seventeen first eleven appearances, Cullen has taken a total of 34 wickets, 22 coming in the T20 format and 12 in First-Class cricket.

Speaking of Cullen signing his contract extension, Head Coach Stuart Law commented:

“Blake is fast becoming a fast bowler of interest having come into our first team last year and has impressed enough to be picked up by Shane Warne and the London Spirit for the Hundred this season.

“A very mature young man with the great ability to understand his role within the team which has given him success in his cricket so far. He certainly has a bright future in the game.

“It’s pleasing news that he has extended his contract with us and we are excited to watch his career progress over the coming seasons.”

Cullen himself commented:

“I’m absolutely delighted to sign a new contract until the end of 2024 and to be part of the exciting team that is being built here at Middlesex.

“Everyone associated with the club wants on-field success and I’m really eager to play my part in achieving that.”