Middlesex Cricket secures contract extensions for trio
Middlesex Cricket is delighted to announce three further player contract extensions today, with Tom Helm, Ethan Bamber and Luke Hollman all signing new deals with the club.
Right-arm quick Helm, 26, made both his List-A and First-Class debuts for Middlesex in 2013 and his T20 debut in 2016, and this latest extension will see him remain at Lord’s until at least the end of the 2023 season.
Already a long-established member of the Middlesex squad in all three formats, and now featuring in England’s white-balls squads, Helm has picked up 207 wickets for Middlesex in 96 appearances across all formats of the game.
On Helm’s long-term extension, Middlesex Head Coach Stuart Law, commented:
"Tom Helm signing on again here at Middlesex is great news for the club.
“His ability in white-ball cricket is exceptional and has been recognised by the England management in recent times.
“He bowls the tough overs in 50-over and T20 cricket, up front and at the death and has great variations.
“His red-ball bowling is coming on as well and I'm looking forward to watching him fulfil his dream of playing at the highest level in years to come.”
Right-arm medium-fast seamer Bamber, 21, has signed an agreement that will see him remain at Middlesex until at least the end of the 2022 season.
He made his First-Class debut for Middlesex in the second half of the 2018 season, bursting on to the scene with 28 wickets in just six Championship matches. He has since made a further eight First-Class appearances for the club, picking up 48 wickets in total.
On Bamber’s extension, Law said:
“Ethan has had a great start to his first-class career, and we look forward to watching him progress this further now he’s extended his contract.
“A real workhorse in the bowling attack with the ability to bowl long spells, he is going to be a key member of the squad in the future.
“With his willingness to improve all aspects of his game his skills can only get better and I can’t wait to watch him progress in the future.”
All-rounder Hollman, 20, was one of the shining lights of this summer’s truncated pandemic hit season, making a huge impact in Middlesex’s Vitality Blast campaign.
The right-hander played in seven of the club’s T20 matches, finishing as the fourth highest run-scorer and fourth highest wicker-taker, deservedly earning him this year’s award for Middlesex’s emerging player of the year.
Hollman has extended his contract with Middlesex until at least the end of the 2023 season.
On Hollman’s new long-term deal, Law said:
“Luke has had a great start to his first team career, playing some great cricket in the Blast last season and it was a pleasure to be able to offer him a contract for the coming seasons.
“Still very young and with plenty to learn about being a professional, I’m sure that he will embrace all of this to become the best he can be.
“I can’t wait to see his progression from the junior ranks into the senior professional game”
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