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Robin Smith      

Full name Robin Arnold Smith

Born September 13, 1963, Durban, Natal, South Africa

Current age 50 years 354 days

Major teams England, Hampshire, Natal

Also known as Judge

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak

Relation Brother - CL Smith

Robin Arnold Smith
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 62 112 15 4236 175 43.67 9279 45.65 9 28 558 11 39 0
ODIs 71 70 8 2419 167* 39.01 3473 69.65 4 15 239 22 26 0
First-class 426 717 87 26155 209* 41.51 61 131 233 0
List A 443 423 60 14927 167* 41.12 27 81 159 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 62 1 24 6 0 - - - 1.50 - 0 0 0
ODIs 71 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 426 1099 993 14 2/11 70.92 5.42 78.5 0 0
List A 443 27 16 3 2/13 2/13 5.33 3.55 9.0 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v West Indies at Leeds, Jul 21-26, 1988 scorecard
Last Test South Africa v England at Cape Town, Jan 2-4, 1996 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut England v Sri Lanka at The Oval, Sep 4, 1988 scorecard
Last ODI England v Sri Lanka at Faisalabad, Mar 9, 1996 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class debut 1980/81
Last First-class Somerset v Hampshire at Taunton, Aug 26-29, 2003 scorecard
List A debut 1981/82
Last List A Northamptonshire v Hampshire at Northampton, Jul 6, 2003 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
21 CA Chairman v WACA Pres Perth 28 Nov 2008 Other OD
2 PCA XI v West Indians Arundel 26 Jun 2007 Other T20
20 England XI v CA Chairman Perth (Lilac Hill) 8 Dec 2006 Other
Profile

Fearless yet fragile, much-loved yet mucked about, Smith's England career was a curious catalogue of contradictions. At his best he hammered fast bowling with supersonic cuts and hooks and visibly enjoyed the regular snatches of chin music from the West Indian quicks. At worst those rigid forearms were a handicap against his Achilles heel of slow bowling, and when he thrust forward hopefully even part-time offspinners fancied their chances. Even so, when he was dropped after the 1995-96 series in South Africa, Smith possessed the highest average of any contemporary England player. It did give him more time to concentrate on his various business interests and captaining Hampshire, but the feeling persists that England could have got more out of him. Lawrence Booth

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Dec 12, 2006

Robin Smith works a ball down to long leg, Australia v England, Legends Twenty20, Perth, December 12, 2006

Robin Smith works a ball down to long leg

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Dec 8, 2006

Robin Smith rolls back the years as he joins the England XI, Cricket Australia Chairman's XI v England XI, Lilac Hill, Perth, December 8, 2006

Robin Smith rolls back the years as he joins the England XI

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Apr 14, 2006

The fiery red head in action during his first Test series, 1995/96

The fiery red head in action during his first Test series

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1990

Country Fixtures Country Results
Derbyshire v Worcs at Derby - Aug 31-Sep 3
Derbyshire 356 & 145/2 Worcs 385
Durham v Notts at Chester-le-Street - Aug 31-Sep 3
Durham 253 & 309 Notts 188 & 197/4
Hampshire v Leics at Southampton - Aug 31-Sep 3
Leics 303 Hampshire 497/8
Kent v Glamorgan at Canterbury - Aug 31-Sep 3
Glamorgan 329 & 150/3 Kent 387
Lancashire v Yorkshire at Manchester - Aug 31-Sep 3
Lancashire 278 & 144/2 Yorkshire 610/6d
Middlesex v Warwickshire at Lord's - Aug 31-Sep 3
Warwickshire 362/8d Middlesex 310/6
Somerset v Northants at Taunton - Aug 31-Sep 3
Somerset 314 & 38/0 Northants 448/9d
Surrey v NZ A at The Oval - Aug 31-Sep 2
Match drawn
4th ODI: England v India at Birmingham - Sep 2
India won by 9 wickets (with 117 balls remaining)
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