Robson signs two-year deal at Middlesex

Middlesex opener Sam Robson has signed a new contract that will keep him at Lord’s until the end of 2015.

The Australian-born batsman, in his fifth season at the club, enjoyed an outstanding 2013, scoring 1,180 first-class runs at an average of 47.

The 24-year-old qualified to play for England earlier this year and will be part of the ECB Performance Programme squad which leaves for Australia in less than two weeks’ time, in effect shadowing the main Ashes party.

Middlesex director of cricket Angus Fraser said: “Sam’s cricket has developed considerably in the last three years and he is now one of the leading top order batsmen in the County Championship.

“Sam is a top bloke with a fantastic attitude. The way he plays and approaches his cricket is first-class.

“Sam is the sort of cricketer Middlesex wants playing for them and hopefully he will play a leading role in the club achieving its goal of challenging for and winning trophies.

“He has undoubtedly benefited from working with Mark Ramprakash and Mark O’Neill, Middlesex’s current and former batting coaches, and he has the potential to play international cricket.

“His progress is something Middlesex are extremely proud of and his selection this winter highlights the club’s ability to produce international and potential international cricketers.”





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