eltham player profile

Name:Robin Ackerley
Nickname:The Cat
Batting:R/H Lower Order
Bowling:Wicketkeeper!

Not good at throwing down the stumps from 10 paces, Robin was our wicketkeeper for a number of years, and in all that time, no matter how many times he threw the ball at the stumps for an impromptu stumping or run out, he never once hit the timbers. Each time this happened Robin would throw his hands up to his head in horror, unable to believe that he had somehow missed.

Robin taught a couple of the current Eltham players English Language at Bexley Grammar School - and accepted responsibility for a lot of the writing standards on this site!

We learned in April 2019 that Robin had sadly passed away following a long illness. Those of us who played in the same team as Robin will always remember his pure enjoyment of the game, and the joy and warmth with which he played. He also got far more good catches and stumpings than his self-deprecating words about his ability would have you believe.

Robin's Eltham all-time stats:

Inns NO Runs HS Ave Overs Maidens Runs Wickets Ave Catches Stumpings
28154373.3100002723

Note: These stats cover the period 1993-2016.