Berg extends Middlesex stay
All-rounder Gareth Berg has penned a long-term contract extension with Middlesex.
Berg, who contributed 526 runs and 35 wickets in first-class cricket last summer, will now remain at Lord’s until at least the end of the 2015 season.
The 32-year-old has gradually developed into an integral part of the Middlesex squad after making his debut in 2008 and Angus Fraser, the club’s managing director of cricket, expressed delight at today’s news.
“Ever since I re-joined Middlesex I’ve come to realise what an important, gifted and dangerous cricketer Gareth is,” said Fraser.
“He is still young in cricketing terms, having come into the professional game late. I am in no doubt that he has a huge amount to offer to Middlesex cricket over the coming years.”
Berg added: “Since arriving at Middlesex five years ago I’ve worked extremely hard to prove myself and establish my position as a regular in the club’s first XI plans.
“Having successfully done so, I am delighted that the club have been able to reward me with an extension to my contract which will see me remain here for at least the next three seasons.
“I am extremely excited about what the next three years has in store for me and my team-mates here at Middlesex, as I feel that we are on the cusp of achieving great things and success is well within our reach.
“I’m looking forward to repaying the club’s faith in me and my ability, and will do all within my power to help Middlesex secure honours in the very near future.”