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Middlesex Cricket can today announce that Ethan Bamber will leave the Club at the end of the season, having secured a playing contract with Warwickshire.

Bamber is a product of the Middlesex Academy and prior to securing his first professional contract with the Club in the build up to the 2018 season, had represented Middlesex through the age groups from under 15 level, played in all three domestic Second Eleven formats for the Club, and had represented England at the ICC Under 19’s World Cup in New Zealand.

Since signing professional terms with Middlesex, Bamber has made 79 appearances for the Club’s First Eleven across all three formats of the game and has taken 214 wickets.

In First-Class cricket for Middlesex he has claimed 183 wickets at an average of 27.54, alongside 31 wickets across both white-ball formats.

Bamber’s contract was due for renewal at the end of the season and the Club had offered him terms to extend his stay at Middlesex.

Speaking of Bamber’s departure from Middlesex, the Club’s Director of Cricket, Alan Coleman, commented:

“We are naturally disappointed that Ethan has decided to leave Middlesex at the end of the season. With his contract expiring at the end of 2024, we began negotiations with him on a long-term contract extension last year, however regrettably Ethan has informed us of his decision to leave the Club.

“Ethan is an ambitious young man, who wants to challenge himself in a new environment and has a passion to play for England. He feels the time is right to take on that new challenge at Edgbaston and we wish him all the very best of luck in the future.

“Whilst it is always disappointing when a player decides to leave the Club, you have to accept that opportunities will present themselves to players to move on and take on new challenges – that is the nature of professional sport. This does of course give an opportunity for our other bowlers in the squad to step-up.”

“Ethan is a player that has given his all in a Middlesex shirt, and we thank him for all he has done for the Club over the years. He will always be welcome back here at Lord’s.”

On his decision to leave Middlesex, Bamber said:

“After nearly 10 years at club, from the Academy through to the professional staff, I have made the decision to leave Middlesex at the end of this season.

“This club has nurtured me, believed in me and allowed me the opportunity to grow and develop as a cricketer, but also as a person. I have been able to be myself here, surrounded by some really wonderful people. It is these people in particular I will miss when I move on.

“I feel that this is the right time for a new challenge and new environment. I want to squeeze the most out of myself and my cricket, and I believe the opportunity I have at Warwickshire will help me do that.

“Most importantly, for now, I will give everything I can to Middlesex for the rest of the season, to get us promoted and to contribute to a group and a club that I care very much about.”

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