Players / Zimbabwe / Robin Brown

Robin Brown      

Full name Robin David Brown

Born March 11, 1951, Gatooma (now Kadoma), Mashonaland

Current age 63 years 133 days

Major teams Rhodesia, Zimbabwe, Mashonaland Country Districts

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Other Referee, Coach

Robin David Brown
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
ODIs 7 7 0 110 38 15.71 334 32.93 0 0 8 0 5 0
First-class 66 123 7 2721 200* 23.45 4 8 68 12
List A 58 58 3 1224 86 22.25 0 4 32 3
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
ODIs 7 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 66 18 17 0 - - - 5.66 - 0 0 0
List A 58 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
ODI debut India v Zimbabwe at Leicester, Jun 11, 1983 scorecard
Last ODI India v Zimbabwe at Ahmedabad, Oct 26, 1987 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1976-1996
List A span 1980-1997
Profile

Robin Brown, a cultured right-hand batsman and, on occasion, a useful wicketkeeper, was never able to devote as much time to cricket as he might have liked - tobacco-farming duties in Karoi often took priority - and so his first-class figures never did justice to his abilities. He was a mainstay of Rhodesia/Zimbabwe from the mid 1970s through to the late 1980s, and in the early 80s he captained Zimbabwe. He played seven ODIs in the 1983 and 1987 World Cups, without any real success, and retired at the end of the 1989-90 season, but returned for one season in 1994, aged 43, to captain Mashonaland Country Districts. He subsequently became head groundsman at the Harare Sports Club. In August 2007, he took over as Zimbabwe coach from Kevin Curran. He was popular and instilled belief into a shell-shocked side, steering them to a win over Australia in the ICC World Twenty20. But he refused to be bullied by certain members of the board who demanded control over selection, and when his contract expired in July 2008 it was not renewed.
Cricinfo staff August 2008

Latest Articles
Latest Photos

Jun 1, 1983

Robin Brown

Robin Brown

© ESPNcricinfo Ltd

Country Fixtures Country Results
3rd ODI: Zimbabwe v Afghanistan at Bulawayo - Jul 22
Zimbabwe 104/1 (23/50 ov)
4th ODI: Zimbabwe v Afghanistan at Bulawayo
Jul 24, 2014 (09:00 local | 07:00 GMT | 03:00 EDT | 02:00 CDT | 00:00 PDT)
Zimbabwe A v Afghanistan at Harare
Jul 27-30, 2014 (09:30 local | 07:30 GMT | 03:30 EDT | 02:30 CDT | 00:30 PDT)
Zimbabwe A v Afghanistan at Harare
Aug 2-5, 2014 (09:30 local | 07:30 GMT | 03:30 EDT | 02:30 CDT | 00:30 PDT)
Only Test: Zimbabwe v South Africa at Harare
Aug 9-13, 2014 (10:00 local | 08:00 GMT | 04:00 EDT | 03:00 CDT | 01:00 PDT)
Complete fixtures » | Download Fixtures »
News | Features Last 3 days
News | Features Last 3 days