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Murtagh Makes Middlesex Move

By Ben Horne
December 7 2006

Tim Murtgah has joined North London rivals Middlesex after agreeing a two year contact. Murtagh had been on the Surrey staff fdor the past seven years after coming up through the youth ranks. Tim Murtgah has joined North London rivals Middlesex after agreeing a two year contact. Murtagh had been on the Surrey staff fdor the past seven years after coming up through the youth ranks.

He played 39 first class matches, taking 68 wickets at an average of 37.72. Over the past few seasons Murtagh had failed to hold down a regular first team place.
However he had been a regular in the one-day team. Murtagh .had success at twent20 level and holds the Twenty20 record bowling figures of six for 24, which came against his new County Middlesex.

He told the official site, “I am obviously very sad to be leaving Surrey as it has become a home to me over the past seven years. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at the Brit Oval, however I feel the time has come for me to move on in an attempt to enhance my progression within the game.”

In other news James Ormond has singed a one year extension

The former Leicestershire player joined Surrey in 2002 and has been one of the Club’s leading players over that time. However in 2006, Ormond was plagued by injury and as a result only managed three Liverpool Victoria County Championship matches.

Since joining the Club, the 29 year old has taken 196 wickets at average of 32.38.

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