Middlesex Cricket is delighted to announce that Tom Lace and Arthur Godsal have signed summer contracts with the club.

Lace and Godsal are products of the Middlesex youth system, having been involved in age group cricket since the age of ten, with both players graduating through the Middlesex Academy programme.

Lace made his Second Eleven Championship debut for Middlesex in June 2015, aged seventeen, and impressed last season with some fine performances including a maiden Middlesex hundred at Kidderminster against Worcestershire Seconds.

Godsal’s Middlesex Second Eleven Championship debut came in July 2013, aged just fifteen, and consistent performances at this level earned him a deserved call up to the England Under 19’s touring party to India this winter, where he made his Under 19 Test debut in Nagpur and ODI debut in Mumbai.

Middlesex Cricket’s Director of Youth Cricket, Alan Coleman, commented…

“I'm delighted that both Tom and Arthur's hard work has been recognised by the club for the coming season.

“It's great for the club that the two boys have come through the youth pathway from the age of 10, and huge thanks is due to all those who have helped them to develop into the talented young players they are.

“I'm sure that the club's backing for this summer will give them a great platform to continue to improve their skills. I'm really looking forward to watching them perform this summer.”

Middlesex Cricket’s Managing Director of Cricket, Angus Fraser, added…

"At the moment we are fortunate to have a number of talented young cricketers in our system and these deals will allow Arthur and Tom to commit to cricket for the summer months. On the back of this it is hoped their development will advance at a faster rate."

On signing his new contract, Tom Lace said…

“I’m delighted to receive a summer contract with Middlesex Cricket, a club I have been proudly representing since I was ten years old. I have been given a great opportunity and can’t wait to see what this year holds.”

Arthur Godsal commented...

“I’ve always wanted to play for Middlesex since I joined the club as an under eleven. I am so excited to be given this opportunity.”