Thursday 27 April 2017 – Robin Hobbs

On Thursday 27th April 2017 (7.45pm) our guest speaker will be the former England, Essex, Glamorgan and Suffolk CCC leg-spinner Robin Hobbs.

Robin, a lovely man and a good cricketer, was a brilliant fielderGraham Gooch

It would be impossible to spend a few hours on a cricket field with Robin Hobbs without feeling younger and the load lighter.  He is a brilliant fielder and has the knack of being able to combine attacking, combative cricket with a twinkle in his eyeColin Cowdrey

Robin was not only a talented and wholehearted cricketer but he was also a very funny man, one of the most comical characters I have ever met in cricketKeith Fletcher

Hobbsy

Robin in his prime for Essex, as depicted by Jack Holmes.

Robin played in 440 first class matches and is the last English leg-spinner to have taken over 1,000 first class wickets. He also played seven Test matches for England from 1967-1971 playing alongside Geoff Boycott, Brian Close, Colin Cowdrey, Tom Graveney and Ken Barrington.

You can follow Robin on Twitter

Hope you can join us for a classic evening of chat with one of cricket’s great characters!

 

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