Middlesex County Cricket Club are delighted to announce that Tom Helm has signed a new three year contract with the club. The deal means that Helm will be available to play for Middlesex until at least the end of the 2016 English domestic cricket season. Helm, a 19 year-old fast bowler, produced encouraging performances in his List A and first-class appearances for Middlesex in 2013. In his second List A match for the club Helm claimed 3-27 against Unicorns and on his first-class debut against Yorkshire at Headingley he ended the game with match figures of 5-78.
England are aware of Helm's potential and he has spent the past two winters with the England Potential Performance Programme at the National Performance Centre at Loughborough University. Part of the programme is an overseas tour and Helm, along with several other promising young fast bowlers, will next week be travelling to Potchefstroom, South Africa, to begin the final part of their winter schedule.
Commenting on Helm signing Middlesex CCC's Managing Director of Cricket, Angus Fraser, said: "Middlesex CCC are lucky to currently have a number of extremely promising young cricketers at the club and Tom is most certainly one of them. He posseses all the attributes you want to see in a young fast bowler, in that he is tall and has a whippy action that allows him to generate good pace and bounce. He naturally moves the ball away from right-handed batsmen too.
"We are delighted with the progress he has made with Richard Johnson, Middlesex CCC's fast-bowling coach, since joining our professional staff from our Academy, and that he will continue his development with us. Injury permitting I see him putting pressure on our main fast bowlers and pushing for a place in the 1st XI before too long."
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