Angus Robson is looking forward to joining the staff after making a big impression in the Leicestershire Second XI in 2012.
Robson made a brace of three-day centuries for the side, including a superb ton against Nottinghamshire in the Championship at Kibworth and a ton at Gloucestershire that helped to save a Friendly game.
The batsman was a key figure in the side that reached the Championship final but unfortunately had to miss the game as he returned to prepare for the new season in his native Australia.
Robson has a good technique and is prepared to be patient but he can also score briskly, as demonstrated during a superb 98 in the Second XI Trophy against Northants.
Robson’s brother Sam is well known to Leicestershire followers after playing against the Club for Middlesex.
Sam was part of the record first-class opening partnership at Lord’s in 2011; that was in fact a three-player stand as Sam had to retire hurt during the innings.
Angus is hoping to follow in his footsteps and said: “I had a great time playing with the Second team last season. They were a great bunch of guys and I really enjoyed the games I played with them.
“My favourite innings was my century against Notts in a pretty low scoring game. That match was also a great team win.
“I follow Sam’s career very closely and I would love to try and emulate the success that he has had through a lot of hard work.”
Robson will spend the winter playing grade cricket in Sydney before joining up with his colleagues, many of whom he met during the 2012 season. The batsman made contact with the Club before the start of last season and it soon became clear that he was a player of considerable talent.
A well-organised player who likes to bat up the order, Robson said he felt at home at Grace Road and is looking forward to the challenges that lay ahead.
“I cannot wait for the new season at Leicestershire,” he said. “I am very much looking forward to getting back into it and training hard with the rest of the squad when I arrive in March.
“I think through meeting most of the guys in the squad last season, it will make it easier to settle in. I am very excited at the opportunity to get into a professional cricketing environment.”
Robson played some club cricket in Worcestershire as well as playing for the Seconds, so he is used to English conditions. The 20-year-old’s aim is to get his head down and continue to go about his work.
He said: “Last season was my first time playing cricket in England. I was playing club cricket in Worcester on the weekends and for Leicestershire during the week. My ambitions for the new county season are to perform to the best that I can, enjoy it and hopefully get some first team opportunities."