Cricket - run-machine Robinson gets high praise from the ‘Laud’

Dan Robinson scored a ton against Wisbech.
Dan Robinson scored a ton against Wisbech.
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Dan Robinson of Nassington is the best batsman in the Cambs League, according to his captain Alex Laud.

And the statistics certainly back Laud up. Robinson’s unbeaten 122 in a Division One draw at Wisbech last week made it 337 runs in just four innings.

Robinson has hit two tons and another score of 75. He’s averaging 112 and his ton at Wisbech last weekend was second in seven days against the same opposition as he also hit 101 against the Fenmen in a Rutland Division One match.

Laud said: “There can’t be a better batsman in the league than Dan right now.

“He’s been a Nassington player since under 11 level and this is best form I’ve ever seen him in.

“He is patient, but also aggressive. He doesn’t let bowlers settle and he hits the ball on the floor all the time which makes him hard to get out.

“There are some very good batsmen in the league. like James Markland at Ramsey, but Dan is the best at the moment.”

Markland is the second highest run scorer in Division One with 264. He has also struck two tons and was 52 not out when Ramsey completed an eight-wicket win at Waresley last weekend.

Markland top scored with 31 as Ramsey were dismissed for just 100 on the way to a 10-wicket defeat at Leicesterhire ECB League side Kibworth in the ECB Club Championship last Sunday.

This Saturday (May 16) Nassington host Saffron Walden, while second-placed Ramsey entertain March.

March Kiwi Ash Vodnala hit form last weekend with two scores in the 60s, most importantly against Saffron Walden seconds as ‘The Crows’ picked up their first Division One win of the season.

Pick of the Lincs Premier Division matches this Saturday takes place at the Abbey Lawns where Bourne host second-placed Woodhall Spa (noon). Woodhall have two outstanding overseas players including former Sri Lankan Test player Malinga Bandara who smacked 85 in a big win over Market Deeping last weekend.

Champions Bourne lost for the first time this season at struggling Grimsby so they will be looking for a big bounce back. Wicket-keeper batsman Carl Wilson will be in confident mood after cracking his first Minor Counties ton for Lincs in a Unicorns Trophy win over Shropshire.

Nick Bradbury smacked an unbeaten century for CAMRA in a 5o-run friendly win over Welney Croft.

Scores: CAMRA 213 (N.Bradbury 100no, N.Wright 26, A.Mclean 25), Welney 163 (G.Barratt 3-36).