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Middlesex Cricket are pleased to announce that Cordelia Griffith, who joined the club to play T20 cricket in 2018, has now agreed to join the club on a full time basis and will be available for selection in all formats in 2019.

Despite having an injury plagued 2018, which saw her play only one fixture for Middlesex, Cordelia became an integral member of the squad who went on to win the 2018 ECB Division One T20 Championship.

Cordelia makes the move from Essex, where she scored an unbeaten 155 in her final innings to help the county secure their Division Two Championship status. She brings with a her a wealth of experience, having formerly been part of the England Women’s Academy and having also played in the Kia Super League.

Since completing her Masters degree in the autumn Cordelia has taken the decision to focus on her cricket and as well as joining Middlesex Women she will be part of the Middlesex and MCC Women’s Academy in 2019.

Commenting on her signing, Danni Warren, Head of Women’s Cricket for Middlesex said:

“Cordelia is exactly the type of player that anyone would want in their side, and we are very excited that she has chosen Middlesex to help her achieve her cricketing ambitions.

"It says an awful lot about Cordelia as a person that she was an ever present at our fixtures last season, despite not being able to play herself because of injury. Her energy and enjoyment of the game shine through and in the few months that we have worked with her we have already seen what a talented player she is. Myself and everyone at Middlesex cannot wait to see this on show on the pitch next year.”

Middlesex Women’s Head Coach, Sanjay Patel, adds:

“I am really pleased to be working with Cordelia - as a player she will bring experience to our top order. She strikes the ball as hard as anyone in the women’s game and her positive style of play complements our philosophy. Cordelia has been brilliant around the group, leading by example with all that she does - she is a great addition to our group.”

Cordelia Griffiths herself commented:

“I am absolutely delighted to be moving across to Middlesex. It was a very difficult decision to leave Essex, as I have played all my cricket there since the age of 9. However, having recently completed a Law degree and a Masters in International Law, I would now like to take the opportunity to give 100% to cricket and to take my career to the next level, and I believe that Middlesex is the club at which I will be able to achieve this.

"Middlesex is one of the most successful counties in women’s cricket and has produced some fantastic talent. The training, coaching and support I have received from Sanjay, Danni and the S&C and physio team so far has been unparalleled, especially as I am now back to bowling after years of knee complications. I am really excited about the move and I’m looking forward to a productive winter.”

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