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Franklin signs two-year Middlesex deal

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 4/01/2017

Former New Zealand cricket allrounder James Franklin has signed a new two-year deal to remain with Middlesex.

Franklin captained Middlesex to their first county championship title since 1993 last year, taking the reins for most of the season due to regular skipper Adam Voges' commitments with Australia.

The 36-year-old, who also led the One-Day Cup side last summer, joined the London county in 2015 and has registered nearly 2000 runs as well as 60 wickets in 70 appearances across all formats.

Franklin played the last of his 148 limited overs internationals in 2013, the same year in which a 31-Test career also ended.

He is seeking further success at the London county.

"I'm really excited to be a part of a playing group that is not only hugely talented, but one that is also hungry for more trophies," he said.

Middlesex managing director of cricket Angus Fraser said Franklin had been a "hugely positive influence" since his arrival and remains a high-quality performer with bat and ball.

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