DORSET paceman Tom Barber has earned a new two-year contract at Middlesex.

The Poole-born 22-year-old has agreed a fresh deal with the county, having impressed the club’s coaching staff.

Barber earned his chance with the former county champions having initially joined up with the MCC Young Cricketers set-up.

He has since worked closely with bowling coach Richard Johnson.

Barber's performances led to him earning a deal with Middlesex back in May which lasted to the end of the summer, with the left-armer's contract now being renewed.

Former England star and Middlesex's managing director of cricket, Angus Fraser told the club website: “Tom was invited to bowl at a Middlesex training session in 2016, where he made a positive impression.

“This led to him being taken on by the MCC Young Cricketers in 2017.

“Tom is a left-arm fast bowler whose pace and swing has continued to impress, resulting in him signing a two-year deal with the club.”

Barber represented Bashley in the Southern League during the summer.

He featured for Middlesex in T20 fixtures against Essex at Chelmsford and his former county Hampshire at Lord’s in August.

The paceman, who also previously played for England under-19s, initially came through the academy system at Hampshire before being released in 2015.