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Adam Rossington pens three-year deal with Essex

Adam Rossington pens three-year deal with Essex
Adam Rossington pens three-year deal with Essex
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Essex County Cricket Club are delighted to confirm that wicket-keeper batter, Adam Rossington, has signed a three-year contract which will see him stay at Chelmsford until at least the end of the 2025 season.

The 29-year-old has been on loan at The Cloud County Ground this season and has impressed in both red and white-ball cricket, as well as with the gloves having taken over keeping duties from Adam Wheater.

Rossington came through the Middlesex Academy and made his first-class debut in 2010. He made his maiden first-class century against Cambridge University in 2013, and the following year he joined Northamptonshire on loan, a move that was made permeant at the end of the season.

He played a pivotal role in Northants winning the 2016 NatWest T20 Blast, scoring 317 runs and claiming 10 dismissals, the third-highest of any player in the competition.

Ahead of the 2019 season, Rossington was named as the new Northants Club Captain and he immediately guided his side back to Division One of the County Championship after finishing as Division Two Runners-up behind Lancashire.

The wicket-keeper batter then joined Essex ahead of the 2022 season, and has averaged just under 30 in red-ball cricket whilst also showcasing his powerful ball-striking at the top of the order in T20 cricket.

On making the move to Chelmsford permanent, Rossington said: “I’m really pleased to sign a deal with Essex and commit my future to the Club.

“Since joining on loan a few months everybody at Chelmsford has made me feel extremely welcome. It’s a great dressing room to be involved in and the amount of talent and determination in there is second to none.

“The Members and fans have also been great. The support we’ve received during my short time here so far has been amazing and hopefully we can repay that with more victories and some silverware come the end of the season.”

Essex Head Coach, Anthony McGrath, commented: “Adam has been a great addition to the dressing room and has fit into the team seamlessly.

“He’s done a good job for us with both the bat and the gloves in all formats and we’ve also benefitted from his leadership qualities and experience.

“Securing him for three years is a great coup for the Club and hopefully he can help us push on from our decent start to the campaign going into the business end of the season and beyond.”