Robin Hobbs      

Full name Robin Nicholas Stuart Hobbs

Born May 8, 1942, Chippenham, Wiltshire

Current age 75 years 51 days

Major teams England, Essex, Glamorgan, Suffolk

Nickname Colt

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak googly

Height 5 ft 10 in

Education Raine's Foundation School, Stepney

Robin Nicholas Stuart Hobbs
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests Insights on test 7 8 3 34 15* 6.80 0 0 2 1 8 0
First-class 440 547 139 4942 100 12.11 2 2 295 0
List A 145 99 27 883 54* 12.26 0 1 41 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests Insights on test 7 11 1291 481 12 3/25 5/98 40.08 2.23 107.5 0 0 0
First-class 440 62395 29776 1099 8/63 27.09 2.86 56.7 50 8
List A 145 1672 1182 51 6/22 6/22 23.17 4.24 32.7 1 1 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v India at Leeds, Jun 8-13, 1967 scorecard
Last Test England v Pakistan at Leeds, Jul 8-13, 1971 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1961 - 1981
List A span 1963 - 1979
Profile

A rarity in England, Robin Hobbs was a legspinner who played Test cricket, the last for 20 years until the emergence of Ian Salisbury. After debuting for Essex in 1961, he went on to play for England in 1967, and after 14 years with Essex spent four years with Suffolk before returning to first-class cricket with Glamorgan, captaining them in 1979.

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Jun 26, 2000

Robin Hobbs

Robin Hobbs

© Glamorgan County Cricket Club

Aug 29, 1997

Glamorgan team, 1981. Back Row (l to r) - Geoff Holmes, Arthur Francis, Alan Lewis Jones, Allan Jones, Rodney Ontong, Ezra Moseley, Robin Hobbs        Front Row - Barry Lloyd, Kevin Lyons, Eifion Jones, Malcolm Nash (capt), Alan Jones, John Hopkins, Mike Llewellyn.

Glamorgan 1981

© Glamorgan County Cricket Club

Apr 24, 1969

The 1969 Essex squad. Back row (from left): Lee Irvine, Keith Boyce, John Lever, Brian Ward, Stuart Turner and David Acfield. Front row: Brian Edmeades, Keith Fletcher, Brian Taylor, Gordon Barker and Robin Hobbs

The 1969 Essex squad

© PA Photos

Notes

Walter Lawrence Trophy 1975

Country Fixtures Country Results
Durham v Worcs at Chester-le-Street - Jun 26-29
Durham 197 Worcs 367 (86.4 ov)
Essex v Middlesex at Chelmsford - Jun 26-29
Middlesex 246 Essex 106/0 (36 ov)
Glamorgan v Derbyshire at Cardiff - Jun 26-29
Derbyshire 288 & 2/0 (2 ov) Glamorgan 237
Hampshire v Somerset at Southampton - Jun 26-29
Hampshire 211/9d Somerset 43/1 (19 ov)
Northants v Leics at Northampton - Jun 26-29
Northants 261 & 60/3 (16 ov) Leics 157
Notts v Kent at Nottingham - Jun 26-29
Kent 180 & 105/4 (34 ov) Notts 371
Sussex v Gloucs at Hove - Jun 26-29
Sussex 358/9d Gloucs 31/0 (7 ov)
Warwickshire v Lancashire at Birmingham - Jun 26-29
Lancashire 273 Warwickshire 259/7 (109 ov)
Yorkshire v Surrey at Leeds - Jun 26-29
Surrey 516/7d Yorkshire 27/1 (10.5 ov)
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