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SAM ROBSON COMMITS LONG-TERM FUTURE TO MIDDLESEX

SAM ROBSON SIGNS LONG-TERM CONTRACT EXTENSION WITH MIDDLESEX

Middlesex Cricket is today delighted to announce that Sam Robson has signed a long-term contract extension with the club which will see the opener remain at Lord’s until at least the end of the 2022 season.

Robson, who made his Middlesex List-A debut late in the 2008 season and his First-Class debut in June the following year has made 166 appearances for the club to date and has amassed over 9,000 runs for Middlesex in all forms of the game.

In 142 First-Class appearances for Middlesex Robson has hit 19 hundreds and 38 half-centuries, and scored his maiden List-A hundred against Somerset at Radlett earlier this year.

In 2013 Robson had his best season yet with the bat for Middlesex, hitting 1,180 First-Class runs at an average of 47.20, earning him a call up to the England Test side for the two home summer Test series against Sri Lanka and India in 2014.

In just his second Test Robson scored his maiden Test hundred – hitting 127 against Sri Lanka at Headingley. To date Robson has made seven Test appearances for England.

On committing his future to Middlesex, Robson commented:

“I’m very pleased to extend my contract with Middlesex.

“I’m looking forward to continuing to work with Angus Fraser, Stuart Law and the rest of the staff here at the club. With the signing of Peter Handscomb, who I know to be an excellent player, person and team-man, this will now hopefully be the beginning of a successful few years for the club!

“I still have strong ambitions to play Test cricket again for England, and Middlesex and Lord’s is the place I want to try and make that happen, as I’ve always loved playing at this great famous club.”

Middlesex’s Head Coach Stuart Law commented:

“It’s great to have Sam with us for the next three seasons.

“A Test player with plenty of experience, still with a lot to give, Sam is a great leader within the group.

“I’m really looking forward to watching Sam continue to be a rock at the top of our order in both red and white-ball cricket.”

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