Ollie Robinson has spoken about his return to fitness after after taking four wickets on his return to competitive action.

The Sussex star shone against Nottinghamshire yesterday.

It was his first action for more than two months.

He helped dismiss Nottinghamshire for 240 but Sussex were 49-5 in reply before closing on 94-5.

Robinson, whose problems in recent months have included a bout of Covid, a tooth infection and food poisoning in addition to a persistent back injury, dismissed the first four names on the Nottinghamshire scorecard to finish with 4-44 from 16 overs in his first appearance since May.

He produced two particularly high quality deliveries to bowl openers Haseeb Hameed and Ben Slater

He said: “I had an injection and it took about ten days to feel fully settled.

"I started my rehab slowly with a bit of gym work but two and a half weeks in I started bowling and could tell straight away it felt better.

“I would have liked to have bowled in a Second XI game but the fixtures just didn’t allow that, but last week I bowled 30 overs, the week before 24 and the week before that 18.

"So I was able to come into this match feeling I could give 100 per cent.

“I felt a bit rusty as I suppose after a few months it is going to be, but the ball came out okay.


“I’ve had a few conversations with the England coaches and said that I wanted to bowl as many overs as were needed by the team, with no restrictions, and they have allowed me to play this game to 100 per cent.

“I’m hoping to play in a Lions game early next month after which the South Africa series comes up pretty quickly after that, so I’m hoping that with a couple of good games I can be back in the mix.”

He added: “We started really well but probably didn’t capitalise as much as we would have liked. We could have been a bit sharper all round, with catching and everything.”