Middlesex County Cricket Club is delighted to announce that pace bowler Tom Helm has extended his contract with the club until at least the end of the 2019 season.

Helm, 22, made an impressive first-class debut for Middlesex against Yorkshire at Headingley as a nineteen-year-old in September 2013, when he claimed match figures of 5 for 78. Unfortunate injuries since have however restricted him to just seven further first-class outings, six List-A and one T20 appearance.

On Helm signing an extension to his contract, Middlesex’s Managing Director of Cricket, Angus Fraser commented...

“Tom has had no luck with injuries in the past couple of seasons but he remains one of the most exciting young cricketers in the country. This is why we will continue to support him.

“In the limited cricket he has played we have seen just what he can produce and, obviously, the England Lions management also witnessed it during the training camp in UAE Tom was at before Christmas, hence his selection for the Lions tour of Sri Lanka.

“All Tom needs is an injury free period. When he gets this his career will move forward very quickly. We all hope that period is 2017 - he deserves it to be.”

Helm commented...

“I am thrilled to have extended my contract with Middlesex and am really looking forward to spending the next few years of my career here at Lord’s

“I would like to pass on my thanks to Angus and the rest of the management at Middlesex for continuing to show faith in me and for supporting me through what has been a difficult and frustrating couple of years spent largely on the sidelines.

“I’m feeling fit and strong now and am excited about the prospect of a winter ahead with the England Lions before returning to Middlesex in pre-season when I can set about repaying the belief they’ve shown in me.”