Blake Cullen signs Middlesex contract extension

The 19-year-old is the club’s leading wicket-taker in the 2021 T20 Blast with 20 wickets to his name, a tally which has established him a bright fast-bowling talent

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Blake Cullen has signed a long-term contract extension which will see him remain with Middlesex until at least the end of the 2024 season.

The 19-year-old made his first XI debut for the club in last season’s Bob Willis Trophy against Sussex at Radlett and has gone on to establish himself as a bright fast-bowling talent.

This season, he is Middlesex’s leading wicket-taker in the T20 Blast, amassing 20 dismissals at an average of only 16.35 – a total only bettered by Leicestershire's Naveen-ul-Haq.

In total, Cullen has made 17 first XI appearances for Middlesex, taking 34 wickets.

He is currently representing London Spirit in The Hundred after being selected as a wildcard for Eoin Morgan's side and took two wickets on debut against Birmingham Phoenix.

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Commenting on his contract extension, Cullen said: "I'm absolutely delighted to sign a new contract until the end of 2024 and to be part of the exciting team that is being built here at Middlesex.
 
"Everyone associated with the club wants on-field success and I’m really eager to play my part in achieving that."

Head coach, Stuart Law, added: "Blake is fast becoming a fast bowler of interest having come into our first team last year and has impressed enough to be picked up by Shane Warne and the London Spirit for the Hundred this season.
 
"A very mature young man with the great ability to understand his role within the team which has given him success in his cricket so far. He certainly has a bright future in the game. It’s pleasing news that he has extended his contract with us and we are excited to watch his career progress over the coming seasons."

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