Helm delighted at Middlesex contract despite suffering frustrating season
CHESHAM’S Tom Helm is itching to get back to taking wickets for Middlesex after signing a contract extension this week.
Helm, 21, was sidelined for much of the 2015 season with a long-term back injury, so it a measure of the potential seen in him by director of xricket Angus Fraser and the rest of the coaching staff that, despite his inactivity, they have lengthened his stay with the tenants of Lord’s.
Consequently, he will be out to make up for lost time in 2016.
He said: “I can’t thank the club enough for all the support they have given me over what has been a frustrating period of injury. To be rewarded with an extension to my contract obviously makes me delighted. I can’t wait to get back out on the park.”
Fraser acknowledged it had been a tough year for Helm, who took seven wickets in the first two County Championship games of the campaign before succumbing to injury.
However, it seems the former England pace-man still sees a bright future for his young charge.
He said: “Tom had a disappointing and frustrating season but he remains one of the most exciting young fast bowlers in the country.”