Middlesex County Cricket Club is delighted to announce that James Franklin has signed a new contract with the club which will see him remain at Lord’s until at least the end of 2018.

Franklin, who joined the club in 2015 has since made seventy appearances for Middlesex in all formats of the game, scoring almost 2,000 runs and taking sixty wickets in the process.

Commenting on Franklin’s new contract, Middlesex’s Managing Director of Cricket, Angus Fraser, said:

"James has had a hugely positive influence on Middlesex CCC since his arrival in 2015 and worked as hard as anybody in helping the club win its first County Championship title for 23 years. He remains a high-quality cricketer and as a senior player he sets a wonderful example.

“James is prepared to take on anything we throw at him and has helped us out of a number of tricky situations. For him the team always comes first. He remains fit, motivated and ambitious and we all look forward to working closely with him for at least the next couple of years."

Franklin himself added:

“I have really enjoyed my time with Middlesex since joining the club - the highlight of which was undoubtedly lifting the County Championship trophy last season here at Lord’s.

“I’m really excited to be a part of a playing group that is not only hugely talented, but one that is also hungry for more trophies. The club is in a great place to build on the success we enjoyed last year and I am delighted to have signed a new two-year contract which will see me contributing to our progress on the field over the next couple of years.”