Robin Smith

England|Middle order Batter
Robin Smith
INTL CAREER: 1988 - 1996
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Full Name

Robin Arnold Smith

Born

September 13, 1963, Durban, Natal, South Africa

Age

59y 146d

Also Known As

Judge

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Legbreak

Playing Role

Middle order Batter

RELATIONS

CL Smith

(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

Career Averages
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test6211215423617543.67927945.6592855811390
ODI717082419167*39.01347369.6541523922260
FC4267178726155209*41.51nullnull61131nullnull2330
List A4434236014927167*41.12nullnull2781nullnull1590
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test6212460---1.50-000
ODI71------------
FC426null1099993142/11null70.925.4278.5null00
List A443null271632/132/135.333.559.0000
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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
The fiery red head in action during his first Test series
Robin Smith - The final curtain
Doctor Robin Smith