Robin Martin-Jenkins

Country: England
Born: October 28, 1975, Guildford, Surrey
Height: 6ft 5in
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Medium
Playing role: Allrounder

Robin Martin-Jenkins Bio

Robin Simon Christopher Martin-Jenkins, better known as Robin Martin-Jenkins, is a former professional cricketer from England. Born on 24th November 1975, in Horsham, West Sussex, Robin displayed immense talent and potential from a young age. His father, Christopher Martin-Jenkins, was a well-known cricket correspondent for The Times newspaper, making the sport an integral part of Robin’s life and upbringing.

Attending the prestigious Radley College, Robin excelled both academically and on the cricket field. Notably, he played alongside future England cricketers Andrew Strauss and Ben Hutton, forming a strong foundation for his own future success. It was here that he established his reputation as a promising all-rounder, showcasing his abilities with both bat and ball.

In 1995, Robin made his first-class debut for Sussex, the county he would represent for the entirety of his cricketing career. Playing primarily as a right-handed batsman and a right-arm medium pace bowler, Robin displayed consistency and adaptability in his performances. Known for his patient and reliable batting technique, he often batted in the middle order, providing stability and contributing crucial runs to the team’s total.

Despite being touted as a potential England all-rounder early in his career, Robin’s performances were not consistent enough to earn him a place in the national team. However, his contributions to Sussex were invaluable, and he played a vital role in their successes over the years. His commitment and dedication to the game made him a highly respected figure amongst his teammates and opposition players alike.

In the middle of the 2010 season, Robin made a surprising decision to retire from professional cricket. He announced his retirement to pursue a new career path as a Geography and Religious Studies teacher at Hurstpierpoint College. This transition allowed him to impart his knowledge and passion for cricket to younger generations, shaping young minds both on and off the field.

Despite stepping away from the professional cricketing circuit, Robin’s love for the sport remained undiminished. He continued to be involved in the cricketing community, becoming a regular contributor to the prestigious Wisden Cricketer magazine. His insightful analysis and comprehensive understanding of the game made him a respected voice in cricket journalism.

Recognized for his achievements and contributions to the sport, Robin was a well-respected figure in English cricket. His remarkable career statistics boast 12,269 first-class runs at an average of 32.61, including 20 centuries and 64 half-centuries. He also took 387 wickets with his medium pace bowling, displaying his versatility as an all-rounder.

Robin Martin-Jenkins will forever be remembered as a cricketer who embodied dedication, perseverance, and humility. His decision to pursue a career in teaching is a testament to his character and desire to make a positive impact on young minds. Though he may not have reached the heights of playing for England, his contributions to Sussex and the wider cricketing community shall never be forgotten.

Robin Martin-Jenkins Career Stats

Robin Martin-Jenkins Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 184 276 41 7448 205* 31.69 - - 5 41 - - 55 0
List A 229 169 38 2014 68* 15.37 - - 0 3 - - 49 0
T20s 47 26 8 237 56* 13.16 222 106.75 0 1 17 1 16 0

Robin Martin-Jenkins Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs - - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 184 - 24759 12253 384 7/51 - 31.9 2.96 64.4 - 8 0
List A 229 - 9902 7115 234 4/22 4/22 30.4 4.31 42.3 6 0 0
T20s 47 47 919 1153 34 4/20 4/20 33.91 7.52 27 1 0 0

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