Northamptonshire Player Number: 471
Another product of Northamptonshire’s Academy, Rob ticked a notable achievement off his personal cricketing ‘to do’ list in 2016 with a maiden Championship double-century – 202 not out - against Leicestershire. In 2016, he was the only County batsman to pass 1,000 first-class runs, another excellent effort which earned him the media award. After scoring heavily in school cricket at Framlingham, Rob confirmed his arrival at the higher level in 2012 with three Championship centuries, including two in the same match against Derbyshire. Since then he has suffered some frustrating injuries but in 2014 earned the admiration of all present when he braved a cracked thumb to deny Durham’s bowlers and save Northamptonshire from defeat at Wantage Road. In 2017, Rob scored his first century in List A cricket, when he made 107 against Worcestershire Rapids in the Royal London One-Day Cup. At the start of the 2019 season, Rob was announced as the Vice Captain of the red ball side and signed a new two-year deal with the club.
Jason Holder has arrived at The County Ground raring to get going for Northamptonshire in the Specsavers County Championship.
Pace bowler Luke Wood has joined Northamptonshire on loan from Nottinghamshire for the start of the Specsavers County Championship season.