Sports scholar and cricket all-rounder Martin Andersson has been awarded a two-year professional contract with Middlesex County Cricket Club.
After spending his university years playing for Leeds/Bradford MCCU Andersson has been given a full-time professional contract. He has already been playing first-class matches for our MCCU but is now stepping firmly on to the professional scene.
Over the summer months Andersson has played a major role in Middlesex’s Second Eleven successes in recent seasons with both bat and ball. He even made his first eleven debut in Middlesex’s final Vitality Blast fixture of this year’s campaign against Sussex.
Middlesex’s Managing Director Angus Fraser commented:
‘Martin has made a really positive impression on everyone since leaving University. He has shown his adaptability by scoring hundreds in both T20 and red-ball cricket and he has bowled with control and discipline too.’
After only a week since his signing Martin has been snapped up by Derbyshire. He is now on loan until the end of the season and is looking forward to what lies ahead.
Andersson himself commented:
“I am extremely proud to have been given this opportunity and am looking forward to the next two years here at Lord’s. I would like to thank both Middlesex and Derbyshire for giving me the fantastic opportunity of playing some first-class cricket.”
Andersson was named in Derbyshire’s squad to face Glamorgan, following Sean Irvine’s retirement from cricket. Bening selected in their starting eleven Andersson has made his County Championship debut.
Angus Fraser added:
“The loan opportunity for Martin Andersson with Derbyshire is a win, win situation for everybody. Martin is an exciting all-rounder and and he will only benefit from the experiences this loan move will involve. We believe he has the potential to develop into a fine cricketer.”