Podmore commits to Middlesex after breakthrough season

Podmore commits to Middlesex after breakthrough season

The young fast-bowler broke into the first team during the 2014 season, impressing in the T20 Blast

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Middlesex have announced that Harry Podmore has signed a one-year extension to his current contract with the club.

The deal means that Podmore will be available to play for Middlesex until at least the end of the 2016 English domestic cricket season.

Podmore, 20, played in thirteen NatWest T20 Blast and Royal London One-Day Cup matches in 2014 and took 13 wickets. He also performed well in the 2nd XI too.

It was in the NatWest T20 Blast that he had most success, taking 3-13 against Gloucestershire at Lord’s. These performances and the potential he has was recognised at the end of the season when he was selected for the potential England Performance Programme.

The programme, which is for promising young fast bowlers within the county game, includes winter training at the National Cricket Performance Centre at Loughborough before travelling to Potchefstroom in South Africa in the new year.

“Harry had an extremely encouraging first full season with Middlesex. In it he played more 1st team cricket than any of us probably imagined he would when we sat down at the start of the season,” Angus Fraser said.

“His cricket developed on the back of his time in the 1st XI and he enjoyed playing in front of big crowds, which is encouraging. The challenge for Harry now is to continue to work hard and improve so that he establishes himself as one of the leading white ball bowlers on our staff.”

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