New deal for Roland-Jones
Seamer pens contract extension at Lord's
Last Updated: 13/01/12 12:21pm
Toby Roland-Jones: Handed new deal at Middlesex
Middlesex pace bowler Toby Roland-Jones has signed an extension to his contract which will keep him at the club until the end of the 2014 season.
Since signing for Middlesex in the winter of 2009/10, Roland-Jones has quickly established himself in the first XI.
In the two seasons he has spent with the club he has taken 68 wickets at an average of 22, figures that propelled the 23 year-old into England's winter Performance Programme.
Commenting on Roland-Jones' signing, Middlesex managing director of cricket Angus Fraser, said: "It is great for Middlesex CCC to have secured Toby's services for at least the next three years. Like John Simpson, who signed a contract extension before Christmas, Toby is an extremely talented and hard-working player.
"These are the type of cricketers I want to build Middlesex's future around. Hopefully he will be bowling for Middlesex CCC for the next ten years or more.
"Toby has come a long way in an extremely short space of time. This time two years ago there was a danger he may have slipped out of the game. He is now one of the most exciting young bowlers in the country; hence his involvement in this winter's England Performance Programme.
"Toby has and continues to benefit from working with Richard Johnson, Middlesex CCC's assistant coach and there is still plenty of scope for him to become an even better bowler.
"With Steven Finn looking more like an international bowler every week Toby is set to get the chance to secure a permanent place in our first team."