Middlesex Cricket announced last night at the club’s End of Season Members’ Forum that Tom Barber would be parting company with Middlesex after a two-year spell at Lord’s.
Let-arm paceman Barber, 24, leaves Middlesex having played 14 matches for the club in all three formats and having taken fourteen wickets.
The highlight of Barber’s time with Middlesex was in the Vitality Blast against Sussex, when in 2018, in front of a full house at Lord’s, he ripped through the visitors order to finish with career-best figures of 4 for 28.
Speaking of Barber’s departure, Angus Fraser, Middlesex’s Managing Director of Cricket, commented:
“When we signed Tom from the MCC Young Cricketers in 2017 we were aware, in cricketing terms, that he was a rough diamond. In cricket, however, there are very few bowlers that are fast, tall, left arm and possessing the ability to swing the ball. Our inability to refine this potential into the finished article, someone who can combine these assets with the ability to consistency hit a challenging length, has been a source of great frustration to everybody.
“Tom is a fine young man who has worked hard and managed himself extremely well at Middlesex. In conversations I have had with him he has expressed a desire to stay in the game and we wish him the best of luck in the next stage of his career.”