• Max Blasts Out

    Posted on August 30th, 2020

    Middlesex opener, Max Holden, is the new leader in the quest for this year’s Walter Lawrence Trophy with a 59-ball hundred in the 2020 Vitality Blast competition.

    Becoming only the fifth batsman to score a T20 hundred for Middlesex, the 22-year-old left-handed batsman hit 9 fours and 3 sixes in his century against Essex at Chelmsford on August 27, in a game that was terminated without a result by rain. On the opening night of the competition Holden pipped Lancashire and England’s Keaton Jennings, who also scored his maiden T20 hundred but by one ball more.

    Born and raised in Cambridge, Holden is a product of the Middlesex Youth Academy and represented England at Under-17 level before going on to captain England Under-19s. He signed a four-year contract with Middlesex in 2016 and made his first-class debut, when on a loan spell with Northamptonshire, against Loughborough MCCU in 2017.

    On Holden’s return to the Middlesex ranks in 2018, the county’s Managing Director, Angus Fraser, hailed him as ‘One of the most exciting young cricketers in the country’.

    Now in its 86th year, the Walter Lawrence Trophy, awarded for the fastest hundred of the season, is open to all domestic county competitions as well as One-Day Internationals, T20 Internationals and Test matches in England.

    Essex v Middlesex scorecard
    Max Holden’s career statistics