Murtagh agrees new deal with Middlesex

Paceman Tim Murtagh has signed up for another three seasons at Middlesex.

The 32-year-old, who was the third highest wicket-taker in the County Championship last year, has agreed a deal keeping him at Lord’s until the end of the 2016 campaign – which will be his 10th season at the club.

Since he joined Middlesex from Surrey in 2007, Murtagh has taken 410 wickets at an average of just under 25 – no other Englishman has claimed more victims in that period.

But while his form has not been enough to warrant selection by England, the London-born bowler is a regular for Ireland, qualifying through a Dublin-born grandfather.

Middlesex managing director of cricket Angus Fraser said: “It is great news for everyone at Middlesex that Tim has committed his future to the club.

“Tim has been a pivotal figure in the progress Middlesex has made in the past three seasons and we believe he still has plenty to offer.

“Tim may not be the quickest bowler in county cricket but he is as skilful and competitive as any bowler around.

“He is selfless and there is not a day when he gives the team anything less than 100 per cent.”



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