Yorkshire Cricketer Fined

March 1947

South Yorkshire Times March 1, 1947

Conisbrough Man Fined.

At Rotherham on Monday Ellis Pembroke Robinson (34), professional cricketer, of Greenbank, Low Road, Conisbrough, was fined £5 with £4 4s costs for driving a car dangerously at Hooton Roberts on December 9 and £1 for failing to stop on the request of a police officer.

A charge of driving when under the influence of drink was dismissed, the chairman (Mr W. Dyson) saying there appear to be doubt, and Robinson was entitled to the benefit of it.

Robinson was alleged to have passed a road check at 1.5 a.m. at Hooton Roberts, after being signalled to stop and to have swerved about the road. A doctor who examined him came to the conclusion that he was sufficiently under the influence of drink is to be incapable of having charge of a car.

Mr D. Dunn, defending, said Robinson had had only three glasses of beer that night.

Robinson and five other witnesses were called by Mr Dunn. One of them Mr R. Elm Hurst, secretary of Rev Golf club, said Robinson was very temperamental and excitable. His excitability was such that witness could well understand what had happened. He had never seen Robinson under the influence of drink.