Full name Miles Trevor Robinson
Born December 13, 1929, Eastbourne, Sussex
Died September 28, 2002, Hinton St George, Somerset (aged 72 years 289 days)
Major teams Sussex
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast
|First-class span||1947 - 1947|
Robinson, Miles Trevor, died in Hinton St George on September 28, 2002, aged 72. He still had a year to go at Shrewsbury School when Sussex gave him two Championship games in August 1947. What might have been a Boy's Own story became a baptism of fire. Robinson's pace had given some batsmen the hurry-up in the Lord's Schools matches, but taking the new ball at 17 against Lancashire's Washbrook and Place was a different proposition. Washbrook hit a hundred in each innings and put on 233 in two hours with Place to win the game. Robinson did not take a wicket, nor in the next game against Gloucestershire. He opened the Schools bowling again in 1948, but the perceptive if acerbic cricket writer E. M. Wellings saw "no likelihood of him improving materially with his present style". What concerned Wellings was his whirlwind windmill action, bowled "off the wrong foot". When Robinson attended Freshmen's nets at Oxford, the booming in-swingers that served him so well as a schoolboy had deserted him, along with the prospect of any more first-class cricket. His Blue, instead, was for soccer.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack
Also: the fastest Indian to 50 wickets, and Yasir Shah's unwanted "double-hundred"