Stephen Eskinazi signs long term extension with Middlesex Cricket
Middlesex Cricket is delighted to announce that Stephen Eskinazi has signed a long-term extension to his contract with the Club.
The top-order batsman signed a one-year contract extension earlier this summer, although has now committed his long-term future to Middlesex, in a new deal that will see him remain at Lord’s until at least the end of 2024.
Eskinazi, 27, joined the Club in 2013 and made his first-class debut at the end of the 2015 season against Yorkshire at Lord’s. His T20 debut followed the season after, with his List-A debut coming in 2018.
He has since gone on to make 136 appearances in all formats for Middlesex, hitting 5,699 runs for the Club, including seven first-class centuries, two List-A hundreds and one T20 century – making him one of only four Middlesex players to have hit a century for the Club in all three domestic formats of the game.
Speaking of Eskinazi signing an extension to his terms with Middlesex, Head of Men’s Performance Cricket, Alan Coleman, commented:
“I am absolutely delighted that Eski has committed his long-term future to the Club. He is one of our most accomplished batsmen, works incredibly hard at his game, and for a number of seasons now has proven what an exceptionally talented player he is.
“In red-ball cricket he is capable of batting for long periods, occupying the crease and compiling big innings, whilst in white-ball cricket he has established himself as one of the leading domestic top-order batters in the game in recent years. He has the ability to work the ball around the ground to all parts and be explosive when the situation calls for it. He will be a key part of our team achieving success in the coming seasons.
“Eski is a hugely important part of the Middlesex dressing room, and I am really looking forward to continuing to work closely with him over the next few years.”
On signing his new contract, Eskinazi himself commented:
“I am incredibly proud to have played for this great club for even one season, so to be signing on for what will take me to my 12th season at Lord’s is very surreal. I never take for granted the opportunity that I have as a Middlesex player and have never been more positive about the Club’s future than I am now.
“I look forward to helping Middlesex achieve its goals on and off the field over the next few years and to being a leader in what is going to be a very exciting transition period.
“The Club’s values of hard work, determination and respect align closely with mine and I look forward to embodying them with a fantastic group of teammates and support staff.”