Ollie Robinson joins Durham from Kent on 3-year deal
Durham Cricket is thrilled to announce the signing of Kent wicket keeper-batter Ollie Robinson on a three-year deal, from the 2023 season.
Since making his Kent debut in 2016 the 23-year-old has gone onto represent Kent in all formats playing a part in their 2021 Vitality Blast winning campaign, making 100 appearances to-date for the county.
His breakthrough season came in 2019 as he scored 765 runs in 14 County Championship matches, with a first-class career best of 143 against Warwickshire.
He took 54 catches behind the stumps in 2019 which saw him top the ladder with the most in the country.
With over 2000 first-class runs, Robinson has 4 County Championship centuries to his name and 10 fifties.
Most recently Robinson made history when he scored Kent’s highest individual score in List A cricket with an unbeaten 206 against Worcestershire earlier this summer.
He was also part of the England under-19s team in 2017 and played alongside Durham seamer Brydon Carse for England Lions in Australia during 2020.
On his arrival to Durham, Robinson said: ‘I’m thrilled to be joining Durham Cricket from next season and beyond.
“Having been a part of the group during my loan stint I know how much quality the squad possesses, and I feel there are some exciting times ahead, hopefully I can make some major contributions and help Durham win some trophies.
“I want to thank all the staff on and off the field for making me feel so welcome earlier this season - I look forward to meeting up with everyone again and getting down to business. I feel Durham is the right place for me to help fulfil my goals and next season can’t come fast enough. I’m looking forward to seeing what the north has to offer.”
Director of Cricket, Marcus North said: “We’re extremely delighted that Ollie has chosen to join Durham and we have been able to secure the signature of one of the most talented and skilful wicketkeeper-batters in England.”
“At only 23, Ollie has already established great foundations in all formats of his game, and we look forward to nurturing this very exciting talent in his next stage of his career at Durham.
“This is the quality and skillset we have been looking for that will strengthen our playing squad in all formats. We look forward to him joining back up with us during preseason and the impact he will have with us next season and beyond.”