Opening batsman Sam Robson has provided Middlesex with a boost ahead of the new county season by signing a three-year contract extension.
The 26-year-old, who played seven Tests for England in 2014, will now stay at Lord’s until at least the end of the 2018 season.
Having made his first-class debut for the county in 2009, Robson has racked up 6,325 first-class runs at an average of 37.87 in 101 appearances.
Middlesex managing director of cricket Angus Fraser said: “Everyone is naturally delighted that Sam has chosen to commit himself to Middlesex.
“Watching him represent England is one of the highlights of my return to the club.
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“Seeing young men achieve their goals is very satisfying and everyone at the club who has played a role in his success should be very proud of what they have helped him achieve.
“Sam is a high-quality cricketer; a batsman that we believe will continue to develop, score thousands of runs for Middlesex, and play a major role in us becoming a successful club again.”
Robson scored 336 runs in 11 Test innings for England including 127 on his second appearance, against Sri Lanka at Headingley.
“I am very pleased to have signed with Middlesex for the next three years,” he said. “At only 26 years of age I think my best years are ahead of me.
“Led by Angus Fraser, with a strong coaching staff, and Adam Voges as captain, I feel it is an exciting time for the club.
“There were a number of positives from 2015 and hopefully we can build on these in future seasons.”