Ex-NCL star Berg staying on for more at Middlesex

Gareth Berg bowls to Northamptonshire's Stephen Peters
Gareth Berg bowls to Northamptonshire's Stephen Peters

Former Kettering and Finedon Dolben bowler Gareth Berg has signed a new long-term deal with Middlesex.

Berg, who broke into the Middlesex first-team ranks in 2008 having previously played in the Northamptonshire Cricket League during the 2003 and 2004 seasons, has established himself as an important and regular part of the Middlesex side.

He finished 2012 with over 500 runs and 35 wickets to his name in first-class cricket.

Middlesex managing director of cricket Angus Fraser said: “Ever since I re-joined Middlesex, I’ve come to realise what an important, gifted and dangerous cricketer Gareth is.

“He is still young in cricketing terms, having come into the professional game late.

“However 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 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.”