“The movement of players within the county game means that Benefit Years seem to come around far less frequently now than they did 15-20 years ago. When Benefit Years are awarded at Middlesex CCC they are fully deserved and no player in recent times has done more for the club than Tim. In the six years that I have been back at Middlesex he has led the attack and performed at a remarkably high level. During this period his bowling figures have been the best of any player in the country…well, that’s what he tells me anyway!”

“Tim’s contribution off the field is as important as that on it. He is a strong personality in the dressing room, and largely sets the right example. I hope and trust that he gets the support his efforts deserve.”

Angus Fraser, Managing Director of Cricket at Middlesex CCC