Middlesex County Cricket Club can announce that young opening batsman Max Holden will be joining Northamptonshire County Cricket Club on loan for the first half of the 2017 season.

Holden will join up with Northamptonshire in pre-season and will travel to the Caribbean to take part in Northants’ pre-season tour. He will remain at the County Ground until the end of June when his loan spell expires and he will return to Middlesex.

He will be available to represent Northants in both the Specsavers County Championship and the Royal London One-Day Cup.

Commenting on Holden’s loan spell, Angus Fraser, Middlesex’s Managing Director of Cricket said…

"At Middlesex CCC we are fortunate to have a number of exciting young cricketers, of which Max is one. These young players are desperate to play first eleven cricket and at this moment in time at Middlesex there are batsmen ahead of Max.

"We believe he is ready to get a taste of first eleven cricket and are happy to loan him to a county that will, in the short term, provide him with a better chance of achieving this goal."