Full name Darren David John Robinson
Born March 2, 1973, Braintree, Essex
Current age 44 years 23 days
Major teams Essex, Essex 2nd XI, Leicestershire, Leicestershire 2nd XI, Norfolk, Suffolk
Nickname Pies, Pie Shop, Robbo
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast
Height 5 ft 11 in
Education Tabor High School, Braintree; Chelmsford College of Further Ed.
|Last First-class||Northamptonshire v Leicestershire at Northampton, Jun 15-18, 2007 scorecard|
|List A debut||1993|
|Last List A||Warwickshire v Leicestershire at Birmingham, May 20, 2007 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Sussex v Essex at Hove, Jun 21, 2003 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Nottinghamshire v Leicestershire at Nottingham, Jul 4, 2006 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|3, 21||Suffolk||v Cumberland||Sedbergh||18 Aug 2013||Other|
|38, 15||Suffolk||v Northumb||Copdock||4 Aug 2013||Other|
|64||Norfolk||v Northumb||Longhirst||18 May 2008||Other OD|
|14||Leics 2nd XI||v Derby 2nd XI||Hinckley||28 Jun 2007||Other OD|
|-||Leics||v Northants||Northampton||15 Jun 2007||FC|
|2, 12||Leics||v Somerset||Taunton||6 Jun 2007||FC|
|0, 7||Leics||v Notts||Oakham||30 May 2007||FC|
|13||Leics||v Warwickshire||Birmingham||20 May 2007||LA|
|43, 41*||Leics||v Essex||Leicester||16 May 2007||FC|
|19, 14||Leics||v Derbyshire||Derby||9 May 2007||FC|
A solid opening batsman firstly for Essex, where he spent 11 seasons, and then for Leicestershire where he was the senior figure in the top order. There was plenty of promise early in Robinson's career, highlighted by an Under-19 tour to Pakistan in 1991-92. However, he never really converted an average of the low 30s into some more significant and has had to settle for a career in the county ranks. It hasn't been without its highlights, including a double century against the touring New Zealanders in 1999 and being part of an opening stand of 247 against the Australians in 2005. Although he was been at Leicestershire during their Twenty20 glories, Robinson rarely slotted into the fast-paced game, playing just six matches in three years. His Championship form remained consistent and he captained the county in four-day cricket when Jeremy Snape stood aside. He was released by Leicestershire at the end of 2007.
Andrew McGlashan September 2007
Stats highlights from the fourth day in Ranchi, where Cheteshwar Pujara batted for ages and the Australians toiled like they haven't had to in many years
For the third time this home season, the team took the lead after its opposition put up 400 batting first but the Ranchi effort was special
Also, which players have the most half-centuries without ever having made a hundred?
South Africa are set to play 14 Tests in nine months soon, so both fast bowlers, despite being sent home from New Zealand, should not lose hope
This Bangladesh are crazy if they think they can beat Sri Lanka in their own den. Right?
Under duress again, Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim forged a match-winning partnership and contributed in the second innings to help Bangladesh create history