Robinson to pursue opportunities elsewhere for 2023

Friday 23rd September 2022

Men’s First Team

Robinson to pursue opportunities elsewhere for 2023

Kent Cricket can confirm that Ollie Robinson will be leaving Kent at the end of the 2022 season to join Durham.

A graduate of the Kent Cricket Academy, Robinson earned his first Kent contract in September 2017 after making his debut earlier that year & has gone on to make 100 appearances to-date in a Kent shirt, scoring over 3,600 runs.

He was awarded Men’s Cap 222 in June this year in recognition of his performances for the Club. He remains available for Kent until the conclusion of this season.

On saying goodbye to Kent at the end of the year, Robinson said: “As a Kentish Man, this is an extremely tough decision for me to make, but I feel that this is right for me at this time in my career.

“I’ve been at Kent Cricket since I was 10 years old and have truly loved representing my boyhood county over the past six seasons.

“I’m unreservedly grateful to everyone in the Kent coaching system that has got me to where I am now.

“Winning two trophies with the Club in two seasons will forever be a highlight of my career – as will other memories of good wins, good innings, good moments, and most of all good people.

“Kent will always have a special place in my heart but for now it’s goodbye and I wish the Club all the very best in the future.”

Kent’s Director of Cricket, Paul Downton, said: “We currently have two wicketkeepers who are in and around senior England squads in Sam Billings and Jordan Cox, and Ollie Robinson has toured with England Lions.

“Kent has produced three fantastic wicketkeeper-batters through the Club’s Academy in recent years, and at some stage this situation was going to come to a head.

“From my own personal experience as a player, I can understand Ollie’s decision to move clubs to guarantee playing time. Of course, we would prefer that Ollie stayed at Kent, but he has to do what is best for his career.

“Ollie has been a brilliant servant to the Club, and he leaves with our very best wishes.”

Everyone at Kent Cricket wishes ‘Robbo’ the very best for the future.