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GUBBINS AND ROBSON EXTEND THEIR CONTRACTS WITH MIDDLESEX

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Middlesex Cricket are delighted to announce that opening batsmen Nick Gubbins and Sam Robson have today signed contract extensions with the club.

They follow in the footsteps of Eoin Morgan, Toby Roland-Jones, Ollie Rayner and Stephen Eskinazi, who all also extended their deals with Middlesex earlier this week.

The terms of both players contract extension are undisclosed.

Nick Gubbins, 23, made his Middlesex debut at Lord’s in June 2014, in a County Championship clash against Northamptonshire, when he hit a half century in his first ever innings for the club. He followed that up with scores of 59 and 95 in the very next game against Somerset. To date, Gubbins has made a total of 36 first-class appearances for the club, has hit almost 2,500 runs, and averages almost 41 in red-ball cricket. In all formats he has made 81 Middlesex appearances and has over 3,500 runs to his name. Earlier this week Gubbins was named in the England Lions squad to tour the Caribbean early in 2018.

On signing his new extension, Gubbins commented:

“I am absolutely delighted to extend my contract with Middlesex.

“I joined the club when I was only fourteen and have experienced some incredible moments with this team and I hope to create many more. 

“I am really looking forward to the challenge of getting this club back to where it belongs in Division One and to winning more silverware thereafter.”

Sam Robson, 28, has been a Middlesex player since making his debut in a List-A clash against Worcestershire in 2008. His first-class debut came the following season in the County Championship, when he hit 43 in his maiden first-class innings against Essex at Chelmsford. In his Middlesex career to date Robson has made 133 appearances in all formats of the game and has hit over 7,600 runs. In both 2013 and 2014 he reached the batting milestone of 1,000 runs in a domestic season - form that saw him called up by England in the summer of 2014 to make the first of seven Test appearances.

Robson said:

"I'm delighted to have signed a long-term extension to my contract.

“Whilst being relegated in 2017 was obviously a massive disappointment for us, we’re hopeful this was just a small blip and we can put things right and achieve some success over the next couple of years. 

“I've always loved Lords and am looking forward to the next few years playing for this famous club."

Angus Fraser, Middlesex Cricket’s Managing Director of Cricket, added:

"Middlesex Cricket is fortunate to have two top order batsmen of the quality of Sam and Nick.

"Sam continues to be one of the leading batsmen in the country, and Nick, despite a difficult 2017 season, remains one of this country's best young players.

"Both have many years of run-scoring in them and I see the pair batting at the top of the order for Middlesex for quite some time." 

 

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