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OPENER SAM ROBSON EXTENDS CONTRACT UNTIL END OF 2026

SAM ROBSON EXTENDS CONTRACT WITH MIDDLESEX CRICKET UNTIL END OF 2026

Middlesex Cricket is delighted to announce that opening batsman, Sam Robson, has extended his contract with the Club until at least the end of 2026.

Robson had a stellar year with the bat in 2023, in what was a difficult season for openers across the country, finishing the season with a first-class tally of 856 runs at an average of 37.21. This saw him end the season as the leading run-scoring opening batter in Division One of the County Championship, and the ninth highest run scorer in the division overall.

His three hundreds against Northamptonshire, Warwickshire and Nottinghamshire took him to a total of 28 first-class hundreds for Middlesex since making his debut for the Club back in the 2008 season, along with the 45 half-centuries he has hit for the Club in that time.

To date, Robson has amassed a phenomenal 11,646 runs for the Club in first-class cricket, and he currently sits as the 22nd highest first-class run scorer of all time for Middlesex, with every chance of breaking into the top twenty in 2024.

He holds the record for the most runs scored in a single match for Middlesex, with the incredible 337 runs he hit against Warwickshire at Lord’s in our Championship winning season of 2016 and remains the only Middlesex player to have ever hit a double-century and a century in the same County Championship match.

On the international front, Robson has made just seven Test appearances to date for England, which defies his brilliant record over the last decade and a half as one of the most consistent opening batsmen in the game.

Speaking of Robson extending his contract with the Club, Director of Cricket, Alan Coleman, commented:

“We are absolutely thrilled that Robbo has put pen to paper on a deal that will keep him here at Lord’s until at least the end of 2026.

“He has shown, time and time again, what a dependable, gutsy, and classy batsman he is, and his record over the last fifteen years with Middlesex is exceptional.

“In my opinion he has been extremely unlucky to have not played more for England as a Test opener, however I know he still maintains strong aspirations to do so. His form in the second half of last season showed that he is coming into his best years as a batter and if he continues in that fashion has got every chance of achieving that ambition.

“Sam is a huge part of this Middlesex side, and as one of the senior players in our squad, is someone the younger players in our group take great inspiration from. He is a terrific role-model for our less experienced players and is always keen to give his time and wealth of experience to assist in their development.

“We are thrilled to have Sam around for at least the next three years and I and the rest of the coaching group look forward to continuing to work with him at Middlesex.”

Sam Robson himself commented:

“Despite last season being a challenging one for the team back in Division One, I still absolutely love being a Middlesex player.

“I love calling Lords home and with some of my best innings for the Club having come in recent seasons, hopefully I can continue to build on this more in the coming seasons.”

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