Sowter and Andersson sign Middlesex deals

Leg-spinner Nathan Sowter and all-rounder Martin Andersson have signed summer contracts with Middlesex.

The 23-year-old has been handed a white-ball summer deal which will make him available for all of Middlesex’s NatWest T20 Blast and Royal London One-Day Cup fixtures in 2016.

Sowter made an impact in last summer’s NatWest T20 Blast clash against Kent Spitfires when he claimed figures of 2-2 in just four deliveries during an impressive debut.

He would go onto make five Twenty20 appearances for the county last summer.

Middlesex’s managing director Angus Fraser believes Sowter’s leg-spin can add variety to their spin attack with Ravi Patel recently tied down to a long-term deal with the county.

“In limited-over cricket captains want options and Nathan’s leg-spin will complement the orthodox right and left-arm spin of Ollie Rayner and Ravi Patel,” Fraser said.

“Nathan was given a taste of the NatWest T20 Blast in 2015 and showed glimpses of what he has to offer before suffering an injury.

“He produced many good performances in the second XI, displays that helped them have a successful season.”

Andersson, an academy graduate and member of the England Under-19s’ Development Squad, has penned a three-year summer contract.

The 19-year-old will continue his cricket development around his university studies.

“Martin is another talented cricketer from our academy. He is currently studying at Leeds University and the contract will work around his educational and university commitments,” Fraser added.

“All-rounders are hard to come by and in Martin (Andersson) and George Scott, who will also play for Leeds/Bradford MCCU, we have two exciting young players of this type.”

Source: ECB

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