Middlesex’s Robbie White Joins On Loan


The Club are pleased to announce that Middlesex wicket-keeper, Robbie White, has joined the Club on a two-month loan with immediate effect.

Following the injury to Adam Wheater on Day One of the opening fixture against Hampshire, and Michael Pepper’s recent appendix surgery, White will provide necessary cover alongside youngster Will Buttleman, who deputised with the gloves for the remainder of the match at The Ageas Bowl.

The 23-year-old made his County Championship debut against Northamptonshire at Lord’s last summer and went on to make a total of six first-class appearances in 2018.

White is viewed as the long-term replacement for current first choice Middlesex wicket-keeper John Simpson, and is thrilled to be joining Essex on loan, saying; “I’m really excited about joining up with Essex over the coming days and can hopefully contribute to some success on the field.”

“I’m really grateful to Essex for the opportunity and to Middlesex for facilitating the loan, and hopefully over the next few months I can develop as a player and can take advantage of this great opportunity.”

Anthony McGrath, Essex Head Coach, said: “Adam is expected to be out of action for up to 6 weeks, and with Michael Pepper currently recovering from appendix surgery, it was deemed necessary for us to enter the loan market and bring in another wicket-keeper.

“Will Buttleman did an outstanding job behind the stumps for us especially after being drafted in at the last moment and is an excellent prospect for the future.

“Robbie was highly recommended to us by Middlesex’s Managing Director of Cricket Angus Fraser, and we’re looking forward to seeing him in action for us over the coming months.”

White is available with immediate effect and will go straight into the squad for the match against Surrey. His final game will be against Yorkshire at Emerald Headingley and he is eligible for white and red-ball cricket, including the first home match of the season against his parent club Middlesex in the Royal London One-Day Cup.