At the start of the lunch interval, Ryan Higgins and Max Holden were presented with their Middlesex Cricket county caps.
Receiving your County cap is one of the highlights of a professional cricketer’s career, and Middlesex Cricket are delighted to be able to award county caps to both Higgins and Holden. Mark Ramprakash, the Middlesex President, presented the caps to them both in front of the pavilion.
Ryan Higgins is a product of Middlesex’s successful partnership with Berkshire. Higgins began playing in Middlesex’s pathway at the age of 15 in 2010, made his First Eleven debut in 2014, and is now approaching one hundred First Eleven appearances for the club - having scored almost 2,500 runs and taken just short of 100 wickets for Middlesex and has been the club’s stand-out performer in 2023. The awarding of this cap also reflects Higgins’ five successful years at Gloucestershire.
Like Higgins, Max Holden is also a product of Middlesex’s pathway. Holden began playing junior cricket for Middlesex in 2012, at the age of 13, and went on to make his Second Eleven debut in 2013. He first featured for the club’s First Eleven in 2017. Holden has made just shy of 140 First Eleven appearances for the club, scoring over 4,700 runs, and he is one of only four Middlesex players to have scored hundreds for the club in First Class, List A and T20 cricket.
Everyone at Middlesex would like to congratulate Ryan and Max on receiving their county caps.