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Eight new balls, Boycs' go-extra-slow, Gower's stand-in bat

Jun 23, 2015: Plus debutant brothers, a man who paid for the honour of captaining England, champagne to celebrate a first wicket, and more fun Ashes facts

Rob Smyth

Robin Smith

'Playing in the West Indies was always the best'

Sep 13, 2010: The South African-born England batsman, 47 today, remembers being pelted by the fastest bowlers in the world, being reduced to tears by the management, and more

Interview by Richard Edwards

Batting through the pain barrier

Nov 20, 2008: Eleven batsmen who overcame injury to make their mark on a game

Andrew McGlashan and Andrew Miller

PCA XI v West Indians, Arundel

Nick Knight to lead PCA XI against West Indies

Jun 6, 2007: The Professional Cricketers' Association have named their side to take on West Indies in a charity Twenty20 match at Arundel on June 26

ESPNcricinfo staff

The List

A pocketful of Ashes trivia

Nov 22, 2006: The List plunges into 124 years of history and pull out some trivia ahead of the biggest-billed series in recent decades

Travis Basevi and George Binoy

Ask Steven

Made in Ireland - and England's overseas World Cup six

Sep 10, 2006: The return of the regular Monday column in which Steven Lynch answers your questions about (almost) any aspect of cricket

Steven Lynch

India v England, 2nd Test, Mohali, 3rd day

Inching forward in the gloom

Mar 11, 2006: Paul Coupar's verdict from Mohali

Paul Coupar in Mohali

Over-35 tournament in April 2006

Bermuda to host World Cricket Classic

Jun 15, 2005: The World Cricket Classic, a Twenty20 cricket competition set to feature former leading international players, has been launched in London

ESPNcricinfo staff

Emotional Smith collects large testimonial cheque

Apr 14, 2004: Robin Smith collected a cheque for £239,000 from Hampshire Cricket President Colin Ingleby-Mackenzie at the counties annual general meeting.

Vic Isaacs

Robin Smith retires

The Verdict on the Judge

Sep 12, 2003: Gully fielders everywhere will be heaving a sigh of relief today

Wisden Comment by Steven Lynch

Robin Smith announces retirement

Sep 12, 2003: Robin Smith has announced his retirement on the eve of his 40th birthday after a gliiering career with Hampshire and Eand that spans 23 years.

Vic Isaacs

County News

Robin Smith to retire at the end of the season

Sep 12, 2003: Robin Smith has announced he will retire from first-class cricket at the end of the season

Wisden CricInfo staff


Robin Smith's career drawing to a close?

Sep 2, 2003: Speculation is rife that former England batsman Robin Smith might have played his last first-class match after he was ruled out for the next three weeks by a hamstring tear

Wisden Cricinfo staff

Robin Smith out for remainder of the season (comment)

Aug 29, 2003: Robin Smith who pulled up again with a re-occurance of the ham-string injury that kept him out of the side for 6 weeks, is now out for the remainder of the 2003 season.

Vic Isaacs

Placid pitch allows Somerset to close in

Aug 27, 2003: A maiden century from Neil Edwards took Somerset to within 61 runs of Hampshire's first innings total by the end of a run-filled second day on a typically flat Taunton wicket.

Richard Isaacs

Tremlett returns for Championship trip to Taunton

Aug 24, 2003: Hampshire make just one change to the side that lost heavily to Durham at the Riverside in the Frizzell County Championship Division Two match when they take on Somerset at Taunton on Tuesday (26 August).

Vic Isaacs

Hampshire facing defeat after following on at Durham

Aug 22, 2003: Hampshire's woefull Frizzell Championship season continued at The Riverside ground of Durham on the third day, being forced to follow on 304 runs behind the home side

Vic Isaacs

Love's 273 sets up Durham against Hampshire

Aug 21, 2003: A quite superb 273 by Durham's Martin Love, the ninth highest score ever against Hampshire, was the stepping stone that gave the home side the ascendancy at Riverside on the second day of the Frizzell County Championship.

Vic Isaacs

Durham post their highest ever score against Hampshire

Aug 20, 2003: Hampshire spent a day in the warm sunshine at Riverside near Chester-le-Street as Durham posted their highest ever Innings score agaist their visitors, and Martin Love the highest individual score in contests between the two sides

Vic Isaacs

Smith and Pothas return for visit to Durham

Aug 18, 2003: Robin Smith, Nic Pothas and Alan Mullally all return to Frizzell Championship action for the visit north to Chester-le-Street and the Division Two clash with Durham.

Vic Isaacs
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