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

He has made 51 appearances across the formats for Sussex, but missed a large chunk of the past summer season with hand injuries.

In all formats, the Eastbourne-based 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.

A Loughborough University graduate, 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.