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Robbo contract
Discussion started by BeefyRoberts , 09 December, 2019 12:19
Robbo contract
BeefyRoberts 09 December, 2019 12:19
Sam Robson signs contract extension until end of 2022 season..great news!

Re: Robbo contract
rod/ed 09 December, 2019 13:26
The Lawman says he will be a rock at the top of the order in BOTH red and white ball.
Time to step up without Stirlo & Mala.

Re: Robbo contract
Jonathan Winsky 09 December, 2019 19:52
It is great news that Sam Robson is set to remain with Middlesex for at least three more seasons, as he has been a mainstay of our side for the last decade.

He will have an important role to play in our hopes of promotion in 2020, as not only will we look towards him to score runs, but we will also look towards him and his opening partner to see off the new ball to avoid exposing our middle order. Robbo has tended to do his job well in the last few years, but the problem is that I haven't always been able to say the same about Nick Gubbins and Stephen Eskinazi. If we can regularly record some century partnerships for the first and/or second wickets, then that could well have a positive impact on the performances of the likes of Max Holden, Tom Lace and other inexperienced members of our County Championship side.

Two other important duties I would have thought Robbo will have will be as vice-captain and as a slip fielder.

Robbo needs 1,180 more first-class runs to have reached 10,000 for Middlesex, so hopefully he can at least make significant inroads into achieving that figure in 2020, or maybe even pass it during the season.

Re: Robbo contract
Jonathan Winsky 10 December, 2019 19:08
Thanks to the runs he has scored in appearances for England, England Lions and MCC, the landmark of 10,000 runs in all first-class cricket is something it is realistic to hope Sam Robson can reach early in the 2020 season, as he is 250 runs away from achieving this.

The reason why I am obsessed with Robbo reaching 10,000 first-class runs for Middlesex is because the last decade has seen Andrew Strauss and Dawid Malan narrowly miss out. Strauss reached 8,591 runs before becoming one of the few England players to retire from all cricket as soon as their international career ended, while Malan reached 9,887 runs before moving to Yorkshire.

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