Rayner signs new deal

  • Last Updated: May 7 2014, 16:09 BST

All-rounder Ollie Rayner has signed a two-year contract extension with Middlesex.

Rayner: New deal with Middlesex
Rayner: New deal with Middlesex

The new deal ties the 28-year-old to the LV= County Championship Division One side until the end of the 2016 season.

German-born Rayner, who joined Middlesex from Sussex in 2011 and was part of the England Lions side that toured Sri Lanka earlier this year, has a first-class batting average of just under 25 from 83 matches and has taken 176 wickets at 34 with his off-spin.

Middlesex's managing director of cricket Angus Fraser said: "Ollie is developing into a fine cricketer and the encouraging thing is that there is still plenty of room for further improvement. He offers the team something with both ball and bat, and his slip catching is as good as any I have seen at the club.

"I am delighted he will be with us for at least another three seasons and believe that he can play a leading role in the club making further progress and challenging for silverware."