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Middlesex Cricket is delighted to announce that long-serving wicket-keeper batsman, John Simpson, has signed an extension to his contract with the Club.

Simpson, 33, made his Middlesex debut in all three forms of the game back in 2009, and has since made a total of 386 appearances for the Club across all formats.

In the Club’s history, only five wicket-keepers have taken more first-class dismissals than Simpson, only six in the List-A format of the game, and he leads the way in T20 cricket with more dismissals than any other keeper. In total Simpson has made 718 dismissals for Middlesex across all formats.

With the bat he has amassed just under 11,000 runs for the Club, with 7,287 of those coming in the first-class game, at an average of just under 32.

Simpson’s new deal will see him remain at Lord’s until at least the end of the 2023 season.

Simpson, widely regarded as one of the best glove-men in the country today, recently made his first appearance on the international stage, playing in all three of England’s One Day International matches against Pakistan, and he is currently representing the Northern Superchargers in the first year of the ECB’s new competition, The Hundred. He will return to Middlesex for the latter stages of the County Championship, after the completion of The Hundred.

Speaking of Simpson extending his contract with the Club, Head Coach Stuart Law commented:

“John Simpson signing on again is great news for us.

“Simmo has been an integral part of the dressing room and it’s great to have him with us for the next couple of years.

“I’m looking forward to working with him for the next phase of his career.”

Simpson himself commented:

“I am delighted to sign a new contract with Middlesex.

“Nobody at the Club is happy with our results this season, but the talent in our ranks is clear.

“It’s exciting to see so many youngsters emerging, and I am looking forward to playing a major role, as a senior player, in setting high standards and delivering the kind of performances and results our members and supporters deserve“.

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