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. Only Ben Duckett racked up more first-class runs for the County last season. 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 in the first Championship Division One fixture at Wantage Road since 2004.
1. Top of your playlist? Athletico Mince
2. Mayweather or McGregor? Neither
3. Childhood Hero? Alan Shearer
4. Worst dressed in the squad? Nathan Buck
5. Which Emoji are you? Big nose for Wakers
6. Celebrity Crush? Sergio Garcia
7. Best moment of your career? Derby all 4 days washed out
8. Ultimate sandwich? Fish finger
9. Favourite holiday destination? Butlins
10. The Ashes or the IPL? Golf
Northamptonshire and Hampshire are looking to make up for lost time after a rain-affected opening day of their two-day fixture in Barbados
We are delighted to announce that Rob Newton has signed an extension of his contract with Northamptonshire County Cricket Club. The 26 year old has played in ten county championship matches this season, scoring an impressive 810 runs at an average of 50.62.
Rob Keogh's maiden List A century helped Northamptonshire to a crushing victory over Durham in Sunday's Royal London Cup match at Wantage Road
Rob Newton and Steven Crook hit centuries as Northamptonshire batted through the final day at Bristol to save their Specsavers Championship match against Gloucestershire