Charles Robins

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Charles Robins
Personal information
Full name Robert Victor Charles Robins
Born (1935-03-13) 13 March 1935 (age 82)
Burnham, Buckinghamshire, England
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm leg-spin
Relations Walter Robins (father)
Domestic team information
Years Team
1953 to 1960 Middlesex
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 60
Runs scored 1055
Batting average 12.71
100s/50s 0/0
Top score 49
Balls bowled 6460
Wickets 107
Bowling average 33.61
5 wickets in innings 3
10 wickets in match 0
Best bowling 7/78
Catches/stumpings 19/0
Source: Cricinfo, 17 January 2017

Robert Victor Charles Robins (born 13 March 1935), known as Charles Robins, is a former English cricketer and insurance executive. He is the eldest son of Walter Robins, who played Test cricket for England in the 1930s.

Career[edit]

Charles Robins was born in Burnham, Buckinghamshire, and was educated at Eton College, where he was a successful schoolboy cricketer and captained the First XI in 1953.[1] He played first-class cricket for Middlesex as a right-handed batsman and a leg-break-googly bowler between 1953 and 1960, and later captained the county Second XI.

His best first-class bowling figures were 7 for 78 in Middlesex's victory over Cambridge University in 1954.[2] In the County Championship his best figures were 6 for 40 against Yorkshire in 1958.[3]

He followed his father onto the Middlesex General Committee and he has given many years of distinguished service. He was a successful Chairman of Cricket for 13 years and he succeeded Michael Sturt as the County Chairman (1994–1996). He was inducted into the Middlesex County Cricket Club Hall of Fame. He served as the President of the County Club for two years (2005–2007).[4] He also led a successful insurance career with Stafford Knight for many years.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wisden 1954, p. 745.
  2. ^ "Cambridge University v Middlesex 1954". CricketArchive. Retrieved 17 January 2017. 
  3. ^ "Yorkshire v Middlesex 1958". CricketArchive. Retrieved 17 January 2017. 
  4. ^ "Middlesex CCC Hall of Fame". Middlesex CCC. Retrieved 17 January 2017. 

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