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Robert Crispin Tinley (25 October 1830 at Southwell, Nottinghamshire – 11 December 1900 at Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire) was an English first-class cricketer in the mid-19th century and recognised as one of the best slow bowlers of his time. He played for Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club and the All-England Eleven (AEE). He batted right-handed and was a right-arm slow bowler of underarm lobs.
Tinley made his first-class debut in the 1847 season and made 117 appearances to the 1874 season. He took 309 wickets @ 14.46 with a best analysis of 8-12. He took 10 wickets in a match on five occasions. He was useful tail-end batsman who made three fifties in his career with a highest score of 56. He scored 2004 runs in all @ 11.38. He also took 143 catches and, as an occasional wicket-keeper, 2 stumpings.
The teams Tinley payed for were: Nottinghamshire (1847-1869); Manchester (1851); All-England Eleven (1851-1874); North (1851-1865); England XI (1855-1860); Players (1858-1864); Another England Eleven (1860); England "Next XIV" (1860); George Parr's XI (1863/64); combined Kent and Nottinghamshire (1864).
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