Tim Robinson

Country: England
Born: November 21, 1958, Skegby, Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire
Height: 6ft
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Medium
Playing role: Opening Batter

Tim Robinson Bio

Robert Timothy Robinson, popularly known as Tim Robinson, is a former professional cricketer hailing from England. Born on May 4, 1958, in the town of Leicester, Robinson carved a successful career in the sport, making a mark both domestically and on the international stage.

Although initially trained as an accountant, Robinson’s passion for cricket led him to pursue a professional career in the sport. His batting style often mirrored his accountancy background – composed, patient, and meticulous. It was this discipline and mental strength that eventually earned him the captaincy for Nottinghamshire, a position he held with the same aptitude as his accountancy profession.

Robinson burst onto the Test cricket scene displaying tremendous potential. In just his second Test match, against India in Delhi during the 1984-85 season, he showcased his skills with a match-winning score of 160. His innings displayed true courage and class, leaving a lasting impact on the cricketing fraternity. At the time, many believed that Robinson had the potential to become a prominent opening batsman for England.

His talent reached greater heights in the following summer, where he recorded two more huge centuries against the strong Australian team. It seemed as if the sky was the limit for Robinson, with his performances sparking hope and excitement among England cricket supporters. Chants of “Old man Robbo, he just keeps batting along” echoed at the tour Christmas party, immortalizing his determination and consistency.

However, Robinson’s promising career took a swift downturn during the 1985-86 season when he faced the fearsome duo of Malcolm Marshall and Joel Garner. Their relentless and devastating pace proved to be Robinson’s undoing, shattering his reputation and confidence. Sadly, he was unable to recover from this setback, which left an indelible mark on his game and possibly affected his nerve.

Despite this setback, Robinson continued to excel in county cricket, playing for Nottinghamshire till the twilight of his career when he truly embodied the nickname “Old man Robbo.” His first-class records speak volumes about his talent and dedication. The right-handed batsman racked up an impressive 63 centuries, a testament to his skill and perseverance.

After retiring from professional cricket, Robinson ventured into various roles within the cricketing community. He served as an umpire for several domestic and international matches, demonstrating his strong grasp of the sport’s intricacies. His keen understanding of the game and reputation as a disciplined player made him a valuable asset on the field even after hanging up his boots.

Tim Robinson’s legacy in English cricket remains, despite the ups and downs he encountered throughout his career. His early performances hinted at his potential to become one of the premier opening batsmen for his country. While external factors challenged his progress, his impact in county cricket and subsequent contributions to the sport showcase his unwavering dedication. Today, he stands as a symbol of perseverance and fortitude, inspiring cricket enthusiasts around the world.

Tim Robinson Career Stats

Tim Robinson Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 29 49 5 1601 175 36.38 3846 41.62 4 6 182 0 8 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 26 26 0 597 83 22.96 1026 58.18 0 3 63 0 6 0
FC 425 739 85 27571 220* 42.15 - - 63 141 - - 257 0
List A 397 386 40 11879 139 34.33 - - 9 75 - - 120 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Tim Robinson Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 29 1 6 0 0 - - - - - 0 0 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 26 - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 425 - 259 289 4 1/22 - 72.25 6.69 64.7 - 0 0
List A 397 - 0 0 0 - - - - - 0 0 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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