Albert Robinson      

Full name Albert George Robinson

Born March 22, 1917, Leicester

Died July 31, 2009 (aged 92 years 131 days)

Major teams Northamptonshire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 24 37 12 167 32 6.68 0 0 13 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 24 2957 1464 35 5/37 41.82 2.97 84.4 1 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1937 - 1946
Profile

Bert Robinson, who died in July 2009 aged 92, was a brisk medium-pacer who played on and off for Northamptonshire either side of the Second World War. He will be best remembered, however, as the long-serving cricket coach at Radley College in Oxfordshire. His official role stretched from 1949, when Ted Dexter was one of his early charges, to his retirement in 1982, but - encouraged by the college warden and future chairman of the TCCB, Dennis Silk - he retained an unofficial coaching role for nearly three decades thereafter, and was credited with shaping the development of such young talent as Jamie Dalrymple, Robin Martin-Jenkins, Ben Hutton, and Andrew Strauss. "You could see there was something a little bit better about him, but he didn't stand out all that much," Robinson said of Strauss in 2007. "He was one of those boys who responded well." Andrew Miller