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Robson boost for Middlesex

Middlesex have agreed a new two-year deal with their Australia-born, England-qualified batsman Sam Robson.

Robson, 24, shot to prominence in the summer when he enjoyed his best season, scoring 1,180 first-class runs at 47.20, and was the subject of interest from both Ashes rivals.

Robson played for Australia Under-19 but never made a first-class appearance in his homeland and moved to England as an 18-year-old.

Sam Robson, who recently confirmed his allegiances to England, has committed his future to Middlesex by signing a new deal

Middlsex picked him up from club cricket, gave him his debut in 2009 and are currently reaping the benefits.

He has subsequently announced his allegiance to England and will be part of the Performance Programme squad touring Australia this winter.

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 LV= County Championship Division One.

“This progress and quality has been recognised by England, who have selected him to be involved in this winter's Performance Programme. The selection is richly deserved.

“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.

“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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