Middlesex Cricket can today confirm that Peter Handscomb will leave the Club following the completion of the Club’s latest LV= Insurance County Championship clash against Durham at Lord’s.
Handscomb, who has skippered Middlesex to an unbeaten start to the Championship season this term will be joining up with Australia-A for their series against Sri Lanka-A, before then returning home to Australia for family reasons.
Handscomb joined Middlesex in the 2021 season, taking on the Captaincy of the Club’s County Championship and Royal London One-Day Cup sides, making thirteen appearances in the 2021 season and a further five appearances this summer.
Following his departure, Tim Murtagh will resume the Captaincy of the Club in both the four-day and fifty-over formats.
Speaking of Peter Handscomb’s early departure from his Middlesex contract, Head of Men’s Performance Cricket, Alan Coleman, commented:
“We would like to thank Pete for all the has contributed to the Club throughout his time with us. He is a fabulous bloke to have around the dressing room and has led us with distinction this year on the field.
“He is a natural leader and inspires those around him to perform, and many of the younger players within our squad have learned an enormous amount from him during the time he’s been at the Club.
“We are in the process of securing a replacement top order batsman for Peter who can join the squad for the remainder of the season, and will be hopeful of making an announcement on this in the near future.”
Peter Handscomb himself commented:
“I’ve really enjoyed my time here at Middlesex and it’s been a pleasure to have played with such a great bunch of blokes.
“To have started the season in the manner we have is testament to the amount of hard work the playing group and coaches have put in, and I wish Middlesex every success for the remainder of the season and moving forwards.
“It’s been an honour to have been able to call Lord’s my home, and my thanks go to everyone at the Club for their support in allowing me to head home to spend time with my family after my international commitments with Australia-A”