Cricket News: Middlesex Cricket has announced that England’s batsman Mark Stoneman will join the Club for a period of three years on a contract basis & will be available for Middlesex’s final four County Championship matches this season. Stoneman will represent Middlesex Club in all forms of the game from next season onwards on a three-year contract.
Stoneman joins Middlesex from Surrey Club having played at the Oval for the last five seasons after shifting to the capital in 2017 from his home county of Durham, where he played County Cricket for almost a decade.
“Mark brings a treasure of experience from the cricket side of things & it will really be great to use that experience to drive our young batsmen forward”, Stuart Law the Middlesex Head Coach said in an Official Statement.
“A tough no-nonsense bloke who will form an experienced opening partnership with Sam Robson at the top of the order. This is a significant signing for us as we build a squad for future success here at Middlesex, & it won’t be the last signing we make before the next season. There will be more to come on this in the coming weeks,” he added
Stoneman has registered a blistering 31 career tons on his name, 24 of which he has scored in the first-class game & seven in List-A Cricket, the last of which came on Tuesday in his final game for Surrey. He has amassed over 16,000 runs in his career to date.
In 2017, Stoneman has made his debut for England, against the West Indies squad at Edgbaston, which was the first of the eleven appearances he has made as a test opener for England.
“I am really excited to be joining Middlesex. Playing at lord’s is always a wonderful privilege & I am delighted that it will be my home for the next three years”, Stoneman said.
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