Robin Jackman      

Full name Robin David Jackman

Born August 13, 1945, Simla, Punjab, India

Current age 69 years 49 days

Major teams England, Rhodesia, Surrey, Western Province

Nickname Jackers

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Other Commentator

Height 5 ft 9 in

Education St Edmund's School, Canterbury

Robin David Jackman
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 4 6 0 42 17 7.00 207 20.28 0 0 2 0 0 0
ODIs 15 9 1 54 14 6.75 93 58.06 0 0 3 0 4 0
First-class 399 478 157 5681 92* 17.69 0 17 177 0
List A 288 177 53 1564 46 12.61 0 0 51 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 4 7 1070 445 14 4/110 5/141 31.78 2.49 76.4 1 0 0
ODIs 15 15 873 598 19 3/41 3/41 31.47 4.10 45.9 0 0 0
First-class 399 68221 31978 1402 8/40 22.80 2.81 48.6 67 8
List A 288 14491 9265 439 7/33 7/33 21.10 3.83 33.0 11 6 0
Career statistics
Test debut West Indies v England at Bridgetown, Mar 13-18, 1981 scorecard
Last Test England v Pakistan at Leeds, Aug 26-31, 1982 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut England v India at Leeds, Jul 13, 1974 scorecard
Last ODI New Zealand v England at Christchurch, Feb 26, 1983 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1966-1982
List A span 1968-1983
Profile

A combative, whole-hearted cricketer who made the most of modest gifts, Robin Jackman is probably best remembered as being at least peripherally responsible for the abandonment of a Test match. Born in India, but growing up in England, Jackman had close ties with South Africa, coaching and representing Rhodesia and Western Province over 11 English winters. When chosen to tour the West Indies in 1980-81, the Guyanese government objected to his involvement with the then apartheid South Africa, and revoked his visa. The second Test was thus cancelled, as the English management chose not to yield to political pressure.

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Jul 1, 2012

Robin Jackman signs copies of his autobiography, London, July 1, 2012

Robin Jackman signs copies of his autobiography

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Apr 25, 2010

The IPL commentary team (from left): Mike Haysman, Robin Jackman, Harsha Bhogle, Laxman Sivaramakrishnan, Sunil Gavaskar, Danny Morrison, Pommie Mbangwa and Ravi Shastri, Mumbai, April 25, 2010

The IPL commentary team poses for a photo

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Dec 11, 1999

Robin Jackman, now commentating on cricket for television, pictured at Port Elizabeth during the Second Test between South Africa and England (11 December 1999).

Robin Jackman pictured during the Second Test between England and South Africa

© Eastern Province Cricket Board

Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1981

Tournament Results
England v India at Birmingham - Jun 23, 2013
India won by 5 runs
India v Sri Lanka at Cardiff - Jun 20, 2013
India won by 8 wickets (with 90 balls remaining)
England v South Africa at The Oval - Jun 19, 2013
England won by 7 wickets (with 75 balls remaining)
Australia v Sri Lanka at The Oval - Jun 17, 2013
Sri Lanka won by 20 runs
England v New Zealand at Cardiff - Jun 16, 2013
England won by 10 runs
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