Discover more about the career of our new men's First team Coach, Mark Robinson.
1. Mark’s playing career as a right-arm seamer for Northamptonshire, Yorkshire and Sussex brought him 584 first-class wickets.
2. In Mark’s first season as Sussex head coach, in 2006, they won the championship and the C&G Trophy and would have emulated the Bears’ 1994 treble if they had won their last Pro40 game.
3. Mark’s first appearance at Edgbaston was for Northamptonshire in the championship in August 1987. Next day he played in the corresponding Sunday League game and conceded the winning runs as Asif Din and Geoff Humpage saw the Bears to a five-wicket victory.
4. Mark is a passionate supporter of Hull City. This means that, for the first time in Bears history, both head coach and club captain are Hull City fans.
5. In May 1993, Mark took nine for 37 for Yorkshire against Northamptonshire at Harrogate. Allan Lamb was the wicket to elude him.
6. In July 2017, Mark led England’s Women’s team to World Cup glory when they beat India in the final at a packed Lord’s. England had lost in four previous finals.
7. Mark was capped by three counties in the 1990s: Northamptonshire in 1990, Yorkshire in 1992 and Sussex in 1997.
8. In 259 innings in first class cricket, Mark scored 590 runs at an average of 4.01. His highest score was 27.
9. Mark played for Sussex in the infamous championship match at Edgbaston in 1999 when Sussex captain Chris Adams accused the Bears of “blatant cheating” in their pitch preparation. The Bears won in two days, Ian Bell played his first game and Tim Munton delivered 37-19-66-9 in his last.
10. In 2018, Mark was awarded an OBE for services to cricket.
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