Hampshire Sign Ali Orr From Sussex

The 22-year-old top order batter joins the Club on a multi-year deal

Top order batter, Ali Orr, has joined Hampshire Cricket from Sussex ahead of the 2024 season, on a multi-year deal.

Orr signed his first professional contract with Sussex in April 2021, having been at the Club since the age of ten, and has since made 51 appearances across the formats.

In all formats, the left-hander accumulated 2,810 runs at an average of 39 for Sussex, including six centuries. His record in the one-day format is particularly notable, with 670 runs in 14 matches at an average of 47.85.

I am very grateful for the opportunity to play for Hampshire – it is a Club I have always followed very closely.

I’m hoping I can contribute to the success of the Club moving forward and can’t wait to get started.

Ali Orr

Orr’s debut came in June 2021 in the County Championship against Yorkshire, in which he scored 67. He recorded his maiden First Class century soon after against Kent, making 119 from 254 balls.

His real breakthrough came in the 2022 season, demonstrated by his 206-run outing against Somerset in the Royal London One-Day Cup in August 2022, which was shortly followed by an impressive 198 just a month later, this time in red ball format against Glamorgan.

Last season, Orr’s new teammates enjoyed widespread success across all formats, with Hampshire Hawks enjoying another record-breaking T20 season, on and off the pitch, as the team made an unprecedented tenth appearance at Finals Day and welcomed more than 50,000 fans to games at The Ageas Bowl.

Hampshire’s One Day Cup side narrowly lost out in the Metro Bank One-Day Cup final by just two runs, whilst Hampshire Cricket finished third in the 2023 LV= County Championship Division One.

Ali has had an encouraging start to his career, he’s got a strong desire to win and I think he is an excellent fit for our squad.

During our discussions he impressed me with his determination to challenge himself and improve. He’s stepped outside of his comfort zone to join us and we are all looking forward to welcoming him to Hampshire.

Giles White, Hampshire Director of Cricket

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