December 10 2013 Latest news:
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Middlesex have announced that Tom Smith is to leave the club at the end of the 2013 season to play for Gloucestershire.
In four seasons with the north Londoners Smith played in 77 first XI matches for the club, taking 68 wickets and scoring 473 runs.
The left arm spinner has spent much of the 2013 season on loan to Gloucestershire, who he has signed a three-year contract with.
Middlesex County Cricket Club’s managing director of cricket, Angus Fraser, said: “Releasing a player is never easy but everyone at Middlesex is delighted that Tom is able to continue his cricket career at another county.
“Tom is a cracking young man and a good cricketer, and it has been a pleasure to work with him during the past four years.
“The continuous progress made by Ravi Patel, who we rate very highly, has reduced Tom’s chances to play for the first XI and he is at the stage in his career where he needs to be playing regular first XI cricket.
“Everybody at Middlesex wishes Tom success at Gloucestershire and he will always be welcome at Lord’s.”