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  Robin Smith was born in South Africa, and eventually followed his elder brother Chris, as well as Allan Lamb, in qualifying to play for England after settling in this country, South Africa being firmly in the cricketing wilderness at the time. Smith became a mainstay of the England middle order in the late 1980s and early 1990s, earning a great reputation against the quicks of the Windies. At this time Smith also earned the nickname 'Judge', thanks to his wig-like hair. When he eventually retired from his one club Hampshire, Smith quickly hit upon a business opportunity thanks to going on a wild stag weekend in Amsterdam. He started to arrange similar events for other cricketers, including Chris Read's infamous paint-balling weekend of 2004, which put paid to all chances of International recognition thereafter. Robin Smith is now one of the primary organisers of male only trips and events in the UK, catering for a select audience. For sportsmen looking for entertaining weekends, the number 1 choice is firmly established today as 'Judge Men Days'.