Middlesex Cricket can today announce that Harry Podmore is leaving the club immediately, having reached agreement to join Kent County Cricket Club.
The 23-year-old paceman made his Middlesex debut in June 2014 against Essex in the NatWest T20 Blast – the first of his twenty appearances for Middlesex in the shortest form of the game. Podmore made an additional six one-day appearances for the club in the fifty over format, picking up a total of 22 wickets in the 26 white ball appearances he made.
Despite forcing his away into the club’s white-ball attack, Podmore made only four first-class appearances for Middlesex during his time at Lord’s, picking up sixteen wickets at an average of just 19, with a best match return of 7 for 144 against Somerset in Taunton, in the club’s Championship winning season of 2016.
Podmore had previously however gained first-class experience on loan elsewhere during his time with Middlesex, making eight further red-ball appearances; first at Glamorgan at the start of both the 2016 and 2017 seasons and then at Derbyshire in the last month of the 2017 season.
Speaking of Podmore’s departure from the club, Middlesex Cricket’s Managing Director of Cricket, Angus Fraser said…
"Harry is a cracking young man whose desire to play more regular First XI cricket is understandable and, unfortunately, it is not something we can currently promise.
“We have had an agreement with him for a couple of years, which meant that we would not stand in his way should a mutually agreeable opportunity arise elsewhere.
“Everybody at Middlesex Cricket will wish Harry well and he will always be welcome at Lord's"
Harry Podmore himself said…
“I’m thankful to Middlesex for bringing me through to this stage of my career, but I’m delighted to join Kent and am looking forward to the opportunity.”