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Raymond Charles 'Crusoe' Robertson-Glasgow (born 15 July 1901 at Murrayfield, Edinburgh, Scotland; died 4 March 1965 at Buckhold, Berkshire, England) was a Scottish cricketer and cricket writer.
Robertson-Glasgow was born in Edinburgh and educated at Charterhouse School and Corpus Christi College, Oxford. He was a right-arm fast-medium bowler who played for Oxford University and Somerset. During his career, which lasted from 1920 to 1937, he took 464 wickets at 25.77 in first-class cricket, with best innings figures of 9-38. Convivial, popular and humorous, he subsequently won acclaim for his writing, in which his strong sense of humour shone through. In 1933 he became cricket correspondent for the Morning Post. He later wrote for the Daily Telegraph, The Observer and the Sunday Times. He retired from regular cricket writing in 1953. He was Chairman of the Cricket Writers' Club in 1959. His nickname of "Crusoe" came, according to Robertson-Glasgow himself, from the Essex batsman Charlie McGahey. When his captain asked McGahey how he had been dismissed, he replied: "I was bowled by an old ----- I thought was dead two thousand years ago, called Robinson Crusoe." He committed suicide during a snowstorm whilst in the grip of melancholic depression.
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