YORKSHIRE County Cricket Club are mourning the death of fast bowler Arthur ‘Rocker’ Robinson’ who passed away earlier this month at the age of 77.

Born near Northallerton, in North Yorkshire, Robinson claimed an impressive 196 first-class wickets for the county with his left-arm seam bowling between 1971 and 1977.

Awarded his county cap in the summer of 1976, Robinson ended his career with a hugely-respectable first-class bowling average of 25.13.

A tall and well-built man, Robinson was also highly-regarded for his brave fielding.

He was not known as a batsman, but did score 30 not out in helping Arnie Sidebottom put on 144 for the last wicket in a match against Glamorgan in 1977.

That astonishing partnership in Wales was Yorkshire’s second-highest stand for the 10th wicket at the time, just four shy of the record set by Lord Hawke and David Hunter way back in 1898.

Robinson’s most successful season came in 1974, when he captured 43 first-class wickets and 28 in one-day matches.

That summer, he claimed the best Championship figures and best List A figures of his career in the same weekend.

He took 6-61 on the Saturday of a three-day game, before returning 4-25 in a John Player League clash 24 hours later.

After playing league cricket for Harlsey and Northallerton, Robinson had two seasons with Leeds at the start of his career, before he joined the White Rose county.

He returned to Northallerton when his Yorkshire days were over and became the club’s groundsman.