Basil Robinson (cricketer)

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Basil Robinson
Basil Robinson 1948.jpg
Personal information
Full name Henry Basil Oswin Robinson
Born (1919-03-03)3 March 1919
Eastbourne, Sussex, England
Died 21 December 2012(2012-12-21) (aged 93)
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Batting Right-handed
Bowling Right-arm off break
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
1951 & 1954 Canada
1947–1948 Oxford University
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 24
Runs scored 325
Batting average 13.54
100s/50s –/1
Top score 51
Balls bowled 2,573
Wickets 53
Bowling average 27.20
5 wickets in innings 3
10 wickets in match
Best bowling 6/55
Catches/stumpings 16/–
Source: CricketArchive, 14 October 2011

Henry Basil Oswin Robinson (3 March 1919 in Eastbourne, Sussex, England – 21 December 2012) was a Canadian cricketer. He was a right-handed batsman and an off-break bowler. He played 19 first-class matches for Oxford University in 1947 and 1948. Later, he played five first-class matches for Canada in the 1950s. He took 53 first-class wickets in his career at an average of 27.20, with best bowling figures of 6/55 playing for Oxford University against Worcestershire.

Robinson also excelled at soccer, winning the 1938 Challenge Trophy with Vancouver North Shore at the Dominion championship in Winnipeg. He played cricket, soccer and rugby at the University of British Columbia.

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