Helm de­lighted at Mid­dle­sex con­tract de­spite suf­fer­ing frus­trat­ing sea­son

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - SPORT -

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.”

Tom Helm

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