|Full name||Sam David Robson|
1 July 1989 |
Paddington, New South Wales, Australia
|Bowling style||Leg spin|
|Domestic team information|
|First-class debut||6 June 2009 Middlesex v Essex|
|Last First-class||15 May 2013 Middlesex v Somerset|
|List A debut||14 September 2008 Middlesex v Worcestershire|
|Last List A||13 June 2012 Midd'x v West Indians|
Source: Cricinfo, 21 May 2013
Sam David Robson (born 1 July 1989 in Paddington, New South Wales) is a first-class cricketer, who plays for Middlesex County Cricket Club. Born to an Australian father and English mother, he played U-19 cricket for Australia but will qualify for England by residency in 2014. In 2012 he became the first batsman to score a first-class hundred in England in the month of March.
A right-handed batsman, and occasional legbreak bowler, Robson was educated at Marist College Pagewood first before moving to Sydney Boys High School in year 10, playing 1st XI for the school. His Australian father, Jim Robson, played for Worcestershire County Cricket Club against Ireland in 1979 and Sam's younger brother Angus plays for Leicestershire. Sam went to school with Middlesex team mate and Australia national team player, Phillip Hughes.
Robson played cricket for New South Wales Under-17s, New South Wales Under-19s, the Australia Under-19 cricket team, the University of New South Wales, and Eastern Suburbs. He started to play for the Middlesex 2nd XI in 2008, and played his first List A match for Middlesex against Worcestershire in the NatWest Pro40 League on 14 September 2008. He played Grade cricket in Sydney in 2008-9.
Robson made his first-class debut in June 2009, scoring 43 and 23 for Middlesex against Essex County Cricket Club at Chelmsford. He is a "wiry Australian who loves the circuit" and, according to Cricinfo's Mark Pennell, "With an English mother and a UK passport to his name, he looks to be a decent find." In his debut season of 2009, he recorded his maiden first-class century, opening the batting against Essex at Lord's in August. He was eventually out for 110
On 31 March 2012, on the first day of a three-day match against Durham MCC University, Robson made cricket history by becoming the first batsman to score a first-class hundred in England in the month of March. Six other batsmen emulated this feat later the same day, Greg Smith, James Foster, and Graham Napier for Essex against Cambridge MCCU (Napier off only 48 balls), Mark Wallace for Glamorgan against Oxford MCCU (the only first-class century scored in Wales in the month of March), Zac Elkin for Cardiff MCCU against Somerset (the earliest first-class century scored against a county team in England), and Rory Burns for Surrey against Leeds/Bradford MCCU.
International qualification 
Robson played for Australia in nine Under-19 ODIs against Pakistan in April and October 2007. He will qualify for England by residency in the summer of 2014 but as of 2013 has not committed to either Australia or England at senior level. His captain at Middlesex, fellow Aussie Chris Rogers, has said that Robson considered a return to Australia but "I think his future is in England".
- "Angus Robson". Leicestershire County Cricket Club. 2012.
- Dobell, George (13 April 2013). "Rogers praise for 'England's' Robson". Cricinfo.