Denly extends Lord's stay
Joe Denly is one of four players to have signed new contracts with Middlesex.
Denly has enjoyed a fine start to his career at Lord’s after joining from Kent over the winter. The 26-year-old, who played nine one-day and five Twenty20 internationals for England between 2009 and 2010, is Middlesex’s second highest scorer in the 2012 LV= County Championship.
He will now remain with the club until at least the end of 2015 after agreeing a three-year extension to his contract.
All-rounder Tom Smith has been awarded a one-year extension, while young spinner Ravi Patel, who was due to return to Loughborough University in October, has penned a two-year deal after opting to continue playing cricket full-time.
Middlesex have also handed a three-year summer contract to Nick Gubbins, which will see the top-order batsman through his time at Leeds University.
Managing director of cricket Angus Fraser said: “We are delighted these players have signed extended or new contracts with Middlesex.
“These signatures in many ways highlight what we are trying to achieve at the club, in that the players concerned are either highly talented and experienced, gifted and making their way in the game or young and with huge potential.
“We hope they will all play an important role in the club as it continues to move forward.”