County news April 16, 2017

Angus Robson finds new home at Sussex

George Dobell and Vithushan Ehantharajah

It hasn't taken long for Angus Robson to find a new home © Getty Images

Angus Robson, who negotiated his release from Leicestershire last week, has signed for Sussex.

Robson had fallen out of favour at Grace Road after a modest 2016 season and the arrival of a new head coach. He was out of contract at the end of the season but, realising that he might struggle to break back into the first team, asked for his immediate release in order to pursue opportunities elsewhere.

But nobody in either division of the County Championship reached 50 more often than him between the start of the 2014 season and the end of the 2016 one and, aged 25, there is no reason he should not have his best years ahead of him.

ESPNcricinfo understands that Sussex plan to announce his signing on Tuesday in a deal that lasts until the end of the current season with a view to extending his stay if it goes well. Several counties were understood to be interested in talking to him.

The speed with which Robson has been picked-up by other counties might have a few Leicestershire supporters scratching their heads. Leicestershire were bowled out for 81 as they lost their first match of the season by 10 wickets before, in the current round of games, they lost by an innings to Gloucestershire. Their opening stands so far this Championship season have been 6, 2, 10 and 10.

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  • Joe on April 17, 2017, 17:45 GMT

    Something is rotten in the state of Denmark!

  • atc1810881580 on April 17, 2017, 13:59 GMT

    Given their current batting problems, I'm very surprised that Warwickshire didn't put a more concerted effort into signing him.

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