Spinner Ollie Rayner extends contract with Championship leaders Middlesex

The 30-year-old has taken almost 200 wickets for Middlesex since joining from Sussex in 2011, 35 of which have helped his side open up a 26-point lead at the top of Specsavers County Championship Division One.

Middlesex managing director of cricket Angus Fraser said: " Ollie continues to be an extremely valuable member of our side and I am delighted he will spend at least the next two years of his career at Lord's.

"Ollie is a popular figure and has a lot to offer the club, both on and off the field, as it moves forward.

"He is having an excellent season with the ball, is capable of scoring first-class hundreds and is as good a slip fielder as I have seen.

"I look forward to working with him for many years to come."

  Ollie Rayner has taken 35 Specsavers County Championship wickets this season
Ollie Rayner has taken 35 Specsavers County Championship wickets this season