Kent wicketkeeper-batsman Ollie Robinson has agreed on a three-year deal to join Durham from the end of the season.
Kent’s director of cricket Paul Downton said: “We currently have two wicketkeepers in and around the England senior squad in Sam Billings and Jordan Cox, and Ollie Robinson touring with the England Lions.” “Kent has produced three prolific wicketkeeper-batsmen through the club’s academy in recent years. And at some point, this situation was going to come to a head.
“From my personal experience as a player, I can understand Ollie’s decision to move clubs to guarantee game time. Of course, we would prefer that Ollie stays at Kent, but he has to do what he wants.” Be the best for your career
Ollie Robinson agreed to a three-year deal to join Durham
“Ollie has been a wonderful servant to the club, and he goes with our best wishes.”
Robinson has been Kent’s first choice in the Championship since his successful season in 2019. Then he scored the first of his four first-class centuries for the club. This summer he became only the fifth Englishman to score a List A double century, as Robinson averaged 59.33 in the Royal London Cup.
He also scored 226 runs in 12 innings for Durham in the T20 Blast, including a career-best 56 against Yorkshire.
“I am thrilled to be joining Durham Cricket next season and beyond,” Robinson
“I am thrilled to be joining Durham Cricket next season and beyond,” Robinson said. “Having been part of the group during my loan tenure I know how much quality the team has. And I think there are some exciting times ahead. Hopefully, I can make some major contributions and help Durham win some trophies.” I can help.
My goals and next season can’t come fast enough
“I want to thank all the staff on and off the field for welcoming me at the start of this season – I look forward to meeting everyone again and getting down to business. Olli thinks Durham is the right place for me.” My goals and next season can’t come fast enough. I look forward to seeing what North has to offer.”
Durham’s Director of Cricket, Marcus North, said: “We are extremely pleased that Ollie has chosen to join Durham and we have been able to secure the signing of one of the most talented and skilled wicketkeeper-batsmen in England.
Ollie has already established great foundations across all formats of his game
“At only 23 years old, Ollie has already established great foundations across all formats of his game, and we look forward to nurturing this very exciting talent in the next phase of his career at Durham.
“It is the quality and skill we are looking for that will strengthen our playing squad across all formats. We look forward to him being back with us during the pre-season and the impact. He has on us next season and beyond. “