TOM LACE COMMITS FUTURE TO MIDDLESEX CRICKET
Middlesex Cricket is today delighted to announce that right-handed batsman Tom Lace has signed an extension to his contract with the club.
Lace, 21, a product of the Middlesex youth system and Academy, has signed a new deal with the club which will see him remain at Lord’s until at least the end of the 2022 season.
Lace made his professional debut when on loan at Derbyshire in August 2018 and joined them again for a second loan spell at the start of the 2019 season, working with former Middlesex Batting Coach Dave Houghton.
In fifteen first-class games for Derbyshire Lace has impressed hugely, hitting three centuries, three half-centuries and scoring over 1,000 runs at an average approaching 37, including a highest score of 143.
Lace was recalled back to Middlesex from his loan spell for one first-class appearance in 2019, when he added to his Derbyshire run-tally by hitting his maiden Middlesex half-century against Leicestershire at Lord’s earlier this summer.
In white-ball cricket Lace has also made nine List-A performances whilst on loan with Derbyshire.
Speaking of securing the signature of Lace for the next three years, Middlesex’s Head Coach, Stuart Law, commented:
“It’s great news for the club that we have secured Tom Lace until the end of 2022.
“Tom proved himself in this division last season while on loan at Derbyshire and will be a great addition to our middle order.
“A talented batsman, a great character in the dressing room. and a Middlesex man through and through.
“I look forward to working with him next season!”
On signing his new deal, Lace himself said:
“I’m over the moon to have signed a new contract with the club that’s been a huge part of my life since I was ten years old.
“I’m very grateful for the opportunity that Stuart and Gus have given me, and I’ll be doing all I can to contribute to Middlesex, on and off the pitch over the coming months and years.”