Rossington arrives to boost Essex’s title credentials

Essex County Cricket Club have confirmed the signing of wicketkeeper/batter Adam Rossington on a season-long loan deal from Northamptonshire.

After coming through the Middlesex youth system, Rossington joined Northamptonshire in 2014 and played a pivotal role in their 2016 NatWest Trophy win.

A former England’s Under-19s 8international, the right-handed batter adds further depth to an already talented Essex squad.

“The move came about quickly and it’s great to make the move to Essex before the season gets underway,” the 28-year-old told www.essexcricket.org.uk.

“I’ve always enjoyed playing at Chelmsford and I hope I can make valuable contributions alongside this talented group of players in both red and white-ball formats.”

Meanwhile, Head Coach, Anthony McGrath, said: “I’m delighted to bring someone of Adam’s quality to the Club ahead of the new season.

“We’ve already seen the wealth of talent in the squad during our pre-season programme, but we wanted to secure Adam’s services when the opportunity presented itself.

“The signing will give us more options over the course of a busy summer of cricket and create some healthy competition for places which is an important factor to improving as a group and achieving success.

“He was Northants’ captain up until recently so will also bring those leadership qualities and added experience to the group, which is important, especially following the departures of experienced squad members last year.”

Chief Executive & Interim Chair, John Stephenson, added: “The Club are thriving to compete across all formats this season, so having squad depth and quality players is fundamental to providing Anthony McGrath with the tools he needs to achieve success.

“I know what Adam can bring to the Club both on and off the field from my time with him at London Spirit last year and his skill set in all formats will give the team further options during a busy and arduous season.”

Rossington is available for Essex’s opening LV=Insurance County Championship Division One clash with Kent on Thursday, April 7-10 (11am).

Brian Jeeves

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