Tim Robinson

Robert Timothy Robinson is an English cricket umpire who played for England between 1984 to 1989. Born on 21st November 1958, Robinson

Early Career

Robinson played for Nottinghamshire from 1978 to 1999, receiving his first team captain 1983. Robinson was club captain between 1988 and 1995 and was made one of the Wisden Cricketers of the Year in 1986.

He was impressive at his initial phase in International cricket with a 160 in 1984–85 test match against India in Delhi followed by a couple of centuries in the 1985 Ashes.

He finished his Cricketing career playing the County cricket and scored 63 first-class centuries.

Umpiring career

Robinson was appointed to the ECB First-Class Umpires List in 2007.

On 5th June 2013, He first international match was England vs New Zealand in 2013. His first decision as an International Umpire was spot on as he pointed the finger on Alastair Cook for Lbw and Cook wasted a review trying to turn the decision.

He was one of the seventeen on-field umpires for the 2018 Under-19 Cricket World Cup that was held in New Zealand.


Robinson umpired in a total of 13 ODI matches and 10 T20 Internationals since 2013.


On September 2015, the 2nd ODI between England and Australia at Lord’s saw Stokes being sent back to the pavilion for obstructing the field by the third umpire. The 26-year-old English all-rounder seemed to be trying to get back into the crease after the Mitchell Starc hurled the ball at the sticks catching him out of the crease.

The on-field umpire Tim Robinson left the decision to the third umpire Joel Wilson who ruled it in favor of the Aussies. This decision was one of the key factors for Australia’s who went on to lead the series 2-0. Captain Eoin Morgan, Ben Stokes, and many pundits criticise the decision made by Tim Robinson, Kumar Dharmasena and Joel Wilson.

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