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The Australian hand in Ollie Robinson’s rise


Robinson cannot yet claim to be in the same class as Hazlewood, but they operate in a similar manner. © AFP

In late October of 2017, St George District Cricket Club travelled to Campbelltown-Camden’s Raby Road ground for a two-day first grade game in New South Wales Premier Cricket. After making a disappointing score with the bat, St George needed a good start with the ball to make amends. On paper, they had the tools to do just that. Opening the bowling from one end was Australian international Josh Hazlewood and at the other was Sussex’s Ollie Robinson, playing his first match for the club that winter. Except things didn’t quite work out as they had hoped. “They didn’t take a wicket between them,” laughs Peter Jackson, club coach at St George. “And we got absolutely smashed.”

The game against Campbelltown-Camden was the only time the pair…

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