Full name Charles Robson
Born June 20, 1859, Kilburn, Middlesex
Died September 27, 1943, South Moor, Abingdon, Berkshire (aged 84 years 99 days)
Major teams Hampshire, London County, Middlesex
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm slow
Fielding position Wicketkeeper
|First-class span||1881 - 1904|
Charles Robson, after playing a little for Middlesex, was actively associated with Hampshire from 1891 to 1906, captaining the county in four seasons, 1899 to 1902. A useful wicketkeeper, he went to America with K. S. Ranjitsinhji's team in 1899, and in 1901-02 was deputy to A. A. Lilley for A. C. MacLaren's side in Australia. Then 42 years of age, he did not play in any Test match. In 1903 he appeared for Gentlemen against Players at the Oval. Often playing a good innings, he scored 52 out of 113 added with Captain J. G. Greig for Hampshire against Lancashire at Liverpool in 1901. Greig scored 296 without being dismissed in a match that was always an uphill fight for his side, and, thanks to his efforts, was drawn. Tall and of robust build, Robson hit hard besides showing skill in defence.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack
Also: the fastest Indian to 50 wickets, and Yasir Shah's unwanted "double-hundred"