Crook signs new Middlesex deal

Steven Crook has signed a new two-year contract with Middlesex.

Crook played a valuable role in helping his team win the Division Two title, taking 26 wickets at an average of 31.

“He had a very good first season and thoroughly deserves this new contract,” said Middlesex director of cricket Angus Fraser.

“With the ball he offers something different as he can bowl very fast, and his pace unsettled many opposing batsmen.

“During the season he claimed several top wickets, often dismissing the opposition’s gun batsman.

“He is an excellent fielder and dangerous batsman. The encouraging thing is that we firmly believe there is still a lot more to come.”