Henry Brookes Signs Three-Year Contract with Middlesex after Departing Warwickshire

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Henry Brookes, the talented Warwickshire fast bowler, has signed for Middlesex on a three-year contract. Brookes, 24, made his professional debut for Warwickshire in 2017 when he was just 18, helping secure the County Championship Division Two title the following season. His ability to bowl at 90mph makes him a prospect across all three formats. In 2022, he became only the third bowler to take a five-wicket haul in the Men’s Hundred. He has claimed 80 wickets in 31 first-class appearances for Warwickshire and a further 77 across 60 white-ball appearances. His recruitment fills a void in Middlesex’s fast-bowling ranks following the retirement of Tim Murtagh.

“I’m thrilled to be joining Middlesex,” Brookes said. “This is a hugely exciting moment in my career… I’m going to give my all to help get the club back into Division One and achieve white-ball success.”

Alan Coleman, Middlesex’s Director of Cricket, said: “We are thrilled to have secured the signature of Henry for Middlesex – someone that we have been keeping a close eye on for some time now. He is a player that has huge amounts of genuine talent, can bowl with real pace and aggression… He has shown across both red and white ball formats that he can take wickets and cause batsmen problems, and we can’t wait to start working with him.”

Brookes’ recruitment comes in spite of the financial difficulties that Middlesex are undergoing. Andrew Cornish, Middlesex’s chief executive, added: “The challenges we face financially dictate that we are having to make some really difficult decisions for the long-term good of the club… The signing of Henry Brookes is a great example of this, and I’m sure our members will be as excited as we are to see him representing the Club from 2024 onwards.”

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