Full name Richard Daryl Robinson
Born June 8, 1946, East Melbourne, Victoria
Current age 70 years 319 days
Major teams Australia, Victoria
Batting style Right-hand bat
Fielding position Wicketkeeper
|Test debut||England v Australia at Lord's, Jun 16-21, 1977 scorecard|
|Last Test||England v Australia at Leeds, Aug 11-15, 1977 scorecard|
|ODI debut||England v Australia at Birmingham, Jun 4, 1977 scorecard|
|Last ODI||England v Australia at The Oval, Jun 6, 1977 scorecard|
|First-class span||1971/72 - 1981/82|
|List A span||1971/72 - 1981/82|
Although he was a wicketkeeper-batsman, Richie Robinson's three Test appearances came on the 1977 tour of England as a specialist batsman (Rod Marsh was the undisputed No. 1 keeper). He had finished top of the Sheffield Shield batting averages in 1976-77, and on the tour as a whole scored 715 runs at 37.63 ( as well as taking more catches than Marsh). But in the Tests he struggled, and with his flaws in his technique exposed by England's seamers, he managed only 100 runs at 16.66. His only international high was a superb 70 in Australia's dramatic Prudential Trophy win at The Oval. Robinson also toured England, again as Marsh's understudy, in 1975. He captained Victoria.
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