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NEWSWIRE

FORMER CANADIAN CAPTAIN BASIL ROBINSON PASSES

AWARDED RHODES SCHOLARSHIP TO OXFORD IN 1939
CC STAFF
January 28, 2013
Basil Robinson (back row right) in the 1948 Oxford side at Lord's © Marylebone Cricket Club

Basil Robinson, a brisk offspinner who played for Oxford University and went on to captain Canada, has died at his home in Ottawa at the age of 93.

Robinson was a prolific allround sportsman at the University of British Columbia – in 1936 he scored 1533 runs and took 186 wickets for Vancouver Junior CC – and in 1939 was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford but because of the war he was unable to take this up until 1946 by which time he was 27.

While at Oxford he played football, rugby and cricket, becoming the first Canadian to be awarded his Blue in 1947 and 1948. He did little in his second appearance at Lord’s but in 1947 he took 4 for 54 in a drawn match.

He enjoyed success with the ball in both seasons, taking 50 wickets for the university at 27.74; his best bowling came against Worcestershire in 1947 when he took 6 for 55 as the students beat the county by 169 runs. His only first-class half-century came when he scored 51 on his debut against Lancashire.

On leaving Oxford he returned to Canada where he rejoined the Department of External Affairs but he continued to be an active cricketer. In 1954 he captained the Canadian squad which toured England playing a number of first-class games.