Matches (13)
SL v AFG (1)
PSL 2024 (3)
NZ v AUS (1)
WCL 2 (1)
CWC Play-off (3)
WI 4-Day (4)

Full Name

Robin Arnold Smith

Born

September 13, 1963, Durban, Natal, South Africa

Age

60y 162d

Also Known As

Judge

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Legbreak

Playing Role

Middle order Batter

RELATIONS

(brother)

Fearless yet fragile, much-loved yet mucked about, Smith's England career was a curious catalogue of contradictions. At his best he hammered fast bowling with supersonic cuts and hooks and visibly enjoyed the regular snatches of chin music from the West Indian quicks. At worst those rigid forearms were a handicap against his Achilles heel of slow bowling, and when he thrust forward hopefully even part-time offspinners fancied their chances. Even so, when he was dropped after the 1995-96 series in South Africa, Smith possessed the highest average of any contemporary England player. It did give him more time to concentrate on his various business interests and captaining Hampshire, but the feeling persists that England could have got more out of him. Lawrence Booth

Robin Smith Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Tests6211215423617543.67927945.6592855811390
ODIs717082419167*39.01347369.6541523922260
FC4267178726155209*41.51--61131--2330
List A4434236014927167*41.12--2781--1590

Bowling

FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Tests6212460---1.50-000
ODIs71------------
FC426-1099993142/11-70.925.4278.5-00
List A443-271632/132/135.333.559.0000
Robin Arnold Smith

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Photos of Robin Smith

Robin Smith works a ball down to long leg
Robin Smith in the field
Robin Smith rolls back the years as he joins the England XI
Robin Smith - The final curtain
Doctor Robin Smith
Doctor Robin Smith