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'Playing in the West Indies was always the best'

sgtdjones 2019-06-20 17:22:00 

'Playing in the West Indies was always the best'

The South African-born England batsman, 47 today, remembers being pelted by the fastest bowlers in the world, being reduced to tears by the management, and more....

Robin Smith, aka the Judge, was a hero to a generation of England fans brought up on Australian and West Indian domination at the end of the 1980s and early 1990s. His ferocious square-cut, wide-eyed pre-ball routine and bravery against the quicks gave hope; the premature end to his England career broke hearts. And he regularly rescued his beloved Hampshire - both on and off the pitch.

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DAVE400 2019-06-20 18:22:26 

Wtf...Robin Smith is my age??? That fucker always looked like he was in his forties...

Tryangle 2019-06-20 19:57:12 

In reply to sgtdjones

I heard that Robin Smith's been through some tough times of late and hope he's getting the help he needs.

England have always been 'the enemy' but Smith was one of my favourite English players to watch. I remember he was a real battler when the Windies' quicks were hurtling towards him.

BeatDball 2019-06-20 22:48:38 

U windians luv to hear those kinda shoite, eh? When opponents of WI, marveled at WI region & culture. Of course, socishitists cannot get physical security under control, ergo, WIs galloped our arses off to far away lands. Who vex, vex.
sad cry

Drapsey 2019-06-20 23:33:03 

In reply to BeatDball

... Who vex, vex.

Looks like you always vex.

What yuh going on about this time?

TyTy35 2019-06-21 00:23:49 

This is fake news Robin Smith is NOT 47, unless this article is 10 years old Link Text

He alonf with Allan Lamb were two of my favorite English cricketers though, always showed a lot of grit and fight when Ambi, Walsh and Patto were rolling them over with raw pace and aggression.

DAVE400 2019-06-21 11:10:40 

In reply to TyTy35

Phew..thank you.

Tryangle 2019-06-21 12:35:44 

In reply to TyTy35

He alonf with Allan Lamb were two of my favorite English cricketers though