Having steamed past 10,000 runs for the club at the start of this season, Dolphins’ run machine Andrew Robinson continues to go from strength to strength and plunder attacks to all parts of Brisbane Grade cricket.
The hard hitting batsman recently completed an innings of 203 not out during day one of a two-day match against Wynnum Manly. His innings came off 234 balls, including 18 boundaries and eight sixes.
Being not out overnight, the Dolphins declared at the start of day two on 9 for 388 leaving Andrew just one run short of a 22-year-old club record 1st Grade score.
That record is held by former Queensland batsman, Steve Storey, whose 204 against Souths back in 1992/93 has set the benchmark for Dolphins’ top grade batsmen ever since.
Ironically, while Storey’s (who was also a dashing left-hander) mammoth knock helped him to regain selection for Queensland, Robbo was not so lucky after missing out on selection for the first Sheffield Shield match of the season.
After last playing for the Queensland Bulls in 2012/13, he has scored 1509 runs at an amazing average of 100.6 in two-day grade cricket, which places him easily at the top of Premier Grade Cricket batting ranks not only in Queensland, but probably anywhere in the country.
At 33 years young, we can only hope selectors see the light at some stage soon and give the star performer another deserved crack at the big time.