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Middlesex Cricket is delighted to announce that 19-year-old left-arm seamer, Noah Cornwell, has been awarded his first professional contract with the Club, signing a two-year rookie contract until the end of 2025.

Cornwell, born in Barnet, made a handful of appearances for his home county of Hertfordshire in age-group cricket, playing at Under-14’s level on two occasions in 2019.

Playing Club cricket for Radlett Cricket Club, he came to the attention of Middlesex’s Youth coaching group three years ago, and subsequently joined the Club’s Elite Player Group (Academy), where he has continued to develop since.

He has since made 4 Second Eleven Championship appearances for the Club and 8 Second Eleven T20 appearances, and has picked up 11 wickets in that time, with best figures of 3 for 49 taken against Surrey last year, when playing at Radlett.

Speaking of Noah joining the professional ranks, Director of Cricket, Alan Coleman, said:

“It’s always really satisfying when you see one of your young players developing at the rate Noah has, and there’s nothing better than being able to reward them with their first professional contract.

“Noah is an exceptional talent, with a really good attitude to learning and improving his game, and he has already shown that he has the potential to be a very good cricketer.

“Noah has been around the first eleven squad a fair bit this summer, as twelfth man when not playing for the Second Eleven or EPG squad, and he has settled in really well to his new surroundings.

“We can’t wait to see where Noah’s career goes from here, and he richly deserves this opportunity.”

On signing his first professional contract with the Club, Cornwell himself commented:

“I’m delighted to sign my first professional contract. This has been my dream since I was a young boy.

“I can’t wait to get started and look forward to representing Middlesex and hopefully making a really positive contribution to the squad.

“I also want to say a big thank you to everyone who has helped me to get to this stage, I’m very grateful.”

Mark Lane, Middlesex's Player Pathway Head Coach, commented:

"Myself and all the EPG staff are always proud when players leave the Academy and progress onto the professional staff and it is testament to the program and the quality of staff that we invest in.

"Noah has worked tremendously hard on all aspects of his game whilst he has been on the program and gaining his first professional contract is reward for his efforts and desire to play at the next level.

Noah will know that this is the start of his next chapter and with the skills and character he has, he will embrace the challenge and will strive to continue to improve."

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