Tim Robinson

Tim Robinson

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Tim Robinson (born Robert Timothy Robinson, 21 November 1958, Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, England) is an English former cricketer, and current cricket umpire, who played in 29 Tests and 26 ODI for England from 1984 to 1989.

Robinson played for Nottinghamshire from 1978 to 1999, receiving his first team cap in 1983. Robinson was club captain between 1988 and 1995, and was made one of the Wisden Cricketers of the Year in 1986. Robinson is a former pupil of High Pavement Grammar School, Nottingham.

Life and career

Robinson was an opener who modelled his batting style upon Geoff Boycott's. He made a promising start to his England career, with a 160 in the second Test in 1984-5 against India in Delhi, and two big centuries against Australia in the 1985 Ashes series. He was found out however by the West Indies pace attack in the 1985-6 series, much like many other England batsmen, who struggled for runs. Robinson managed just 72 in eight innings. He returned to form however with a 166 against Pakistan the following year.

He toured with England in the winter of 1987-88 playing in the 1987 Cricket World Cup and tours of Pakistan, Australia and New Zealand. It was a disappointing winter for Robinson, whose World Cup is probably most memorable for being out lbw first ball to Craig McDermott in the final. In Australia for the Bicentennial Test at Sydney, Robinson was again found out...
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