Tim Murtagh signs new three-year contract with Middlesex
Middlesex seamer Tim Murtagh has signed a new three-year contract which commits him to the club until 2016.
Last Updated: 16/01/14 5:02pm
The former Surrey paceman, who joined Middlesex in 2007, has been one of the most consistent and reliable performers in the County Championship over the last few seasons.
The 32-year-old Ireland international has taken over 550 wickets in all first-class competitions, and he is the leading wicket-taker in domestic cricket over the last seven years.
Murtagh claimed 60 wickets in the County Championship last season, the third highest haul in Division One, and his performances have earned him a new long-term deal at Lord's.
Middlesex managing director of cricket Angus Fraser said: "It is great news for everyone at Middlesex CCC that Tim has committed his future to the club.
"Tim has been a pivotal figure in the progress Middlesex CCC has made in the past three seasons and we believe he still has plenty to offer.
"It is not only Tim's contributions on the pitch that make him such a valuable player. He sets the right example and plays the game the right way - hard but fair - and enjoys what he does.
"Tim may not be the quickest bowler in county cricket but he is as skilful and competitive as any bowler around.
"He is selfless and there is not a day when he gives the team anything less than 100 per cent. For someone responsible for running a sporting team you can ask for no more."