Tim ROBINSON

Tim Robinson - England - International Test cricket Career for England.

Photo/Foto: George Herringshaw

Date: 04 June 1987

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    • POSITION
      Right Hand Bat, Right Arm Medium
    • DATE OF BIRTH
      Friday, 21 November 1958
    • PLACE OF BIRTH
      Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire
  • INTERNATIONAL
  • England
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Tim ROBINSON - England - International Test cricket Career for England.

Tim Robinson is pictured above batting for England  during his magnificent innings of 166

in the drawn 1st Test against Pakistan at Old Trafford, Manchester in June 1987.

 

Date Test Venue Opp. 1st 2nd Ct Result
28/11/84 1 Bombay Ind 22 1 0 lost by 8 wickets
12/12/84 2 Delhi Ind 160 18 0 won by 8 wickets
31/12/84 3 Calcutta Ind 36 dnb 0 Match Drawn
13/01/85 4 Madras Ind 74 21* 0 won by 9 wickets
31/01/85 5 Kanpur Ind 96 16 0 Match Drawn
13/06/85 1 Leeds Aus 175 21 1 won by 5 wickets
27/06/85 2 Lord's Aus 6 12 0 lost by 4 wickets
11/07/85 3 Nottingham Aus 38 77* 1 Match Drawn
01/08/85 4 Manchester Aus 10 dnb 0 Match Drawn
15/08/85 5 Birmingham Aus 148 dnb 2 won by an inns & 118 runs
29/08/85 6 The Oval Aus 3 dnb 1 won by an inns & 94 runs
21/02/86 1 Kingston WI 6 0 0 lost by 10 wickets
21/03/86 3 Bridgetown WI 3 43 0 lost by an inns & 30 runs
03/04/86 4 Port-of-Spain WI 0 5 0 lost by 10 wickets
11/04/86 5 St. John's WI 12 3 1 lost by 240 runs
05/06/86 1 Lord's Ind 35 11 0 lost by 5 wickets
04/06/87 1 Manchester Pak 166 dnb 0 Match Drawn
18/06/87 2 Lord's Pak 7 dnb 0 Match Drawn
02/07/87 3 Leeds Pak 0 2 0 lost by an inns & 18 runs
23/07/87 4 Birmingham Pak 80 4 0 Match Drawn
06/08/87 5 The Oval Pak 30 10 0 Match Drawn
25/11/87 1 Lahore Pak 6 1 0 lost by an inns & 87 runs
07/12/87 2 Faisalabad Pak 2 7* 1 Match Drawn
29/01/88 1 Sydney Aus 43 dnb 0 Match Drawn
12/02/88 1 Christchurch NZ 70 2 0 Match Drawn
25/02/88 2 Auckland NZ 54 dnb 0 Match Drawn
03/03/88 3 Wellington NZ 0 dnb 0 Match Drawn
25/08/88 1 Lord's SL 19 34* 0 won by 7 wickets
27/07/89 4 Manchester Aus 0 12 1 lost by 9 wickets
 
Summary of all matches
M Runs HS Ave 100s 50s W BB Ave 5w Ct
29 1601 175 35.58 4 6 0 0-0 n/a 0 8

 


 

 Photograph of Tim Robinson taken in 1987 by G. Herringshaw. ©

 


Tim Robinson's test career may have finished as unexpectedly as it started, but in his few years at the top he showed a voracious appetite for runs. He never expected to find himself opening for England's tour of India in 1984-85 under the captaincy of David Gower. He had planned to work for Nottinghamshire's commercial department that winter and even when he was chosen for the tour Yorkshire's Martyn Moxon was expected to be in the Test side. The death of Moxon's father changed all that and Robinson found himself blinking in the dust of the Indian Test grounds, regularly putting eye drops on his contact lenses: very regularly in Delhi where he made 160, followed by 74 at Madras and 96 in Kanpur. He was part of the England run feast in the 1985 Ashes series, scoring 175 at Headingley, 77 at Trent Bridge and 148 at Edgbaston. A poor series in West Indies in 1986 - top score 43 - saw him dropped until the first Test against Pakistan in 1987, when he returned with 166. He batted down the order in Pakistan that winter and was dropped, only to return with 43 in the Australian Bicentennial Test. In New Zealand he made 70 in Christchurch and 54 in Auckland. The return of Graham Gooch cost him a place against West Indies in 1988. He returned briefly in the fourth Test against Australia in 1989, scoring just 0 and 12, after which he was replaced by Michael Atherton. Robinson played in the 1987 World Cup, scoring 55 against Sri Lanka in Poona, but being lbw to Craig McDermott for 0 in the final. (Bob Harragan)