Married cricket official and father-of-three, 52, quits job at Lord’s

Jonathan Robinson resigned from his post as assistant secretary and commercial director at Marylebone Cricket Club

Jonathan Robinson resigned from his post as assistant secretary and commercial director at Marylebone Cricket Club

Jonathan Robinson resigned from his post as assistant secretary and commercial director at Marylebone Cricket Club

A married former cricketer has resigned from his job at Lord’s amid allegations he had affairs with junior members of staff.

Father-of-three Jonathan Robinson, 52, reportedly quit as assistant secretary and commercial director at Marylebone Cricket Club after an investigation was launched into ‘inappropriate relationships’ dating back several years.  

Mr Robinson, a former professional cricketer with Surrey County Cricket Club, left his job in November after some 22 years, after ‘misconduct allegations’ were made against him.

Mr Robinson held his post at Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) at the Lord’s grounds in London for more than two decades. 

Before that was a cricketer with Surrey from April 1986 to September 1992.  

Guy Lavender, Chief Executive and Secretary at MCC, confirmed an investigation had taken place last year but Mr Robinson resigned before it was completed, resigned so there was no formal outcome. 

Mr Robinson, a former professional cricketer with Surrey County Cricket Club, left his job in November after some 22 years, after 'misconduct allegations' were made against him

Mr Robinson, a former professional cricketer with Surrey County Cricket Club, left his job in November after some 22 years, after 'misconduct allegations' were made against him

Mr Robinson, a former professional cricketer with Surrey County Cricket Club, left his job in November after some 22 years, after ‘misconduct allegations’ were made against him

According to The Times, a whistleblower raised concerns Mr Robinson had had a series of ‘inappropriate’ relationships dating back several years with junior staff members.  

He was also accused of using his position to ensure none of the women spoke out, according to the paper.   

Mr Lavender said: ‘We can confirm that following concerns raised by a member of staff, the Club swiftly commissioned an independent investigation into misconduct allegations made against a senior employee at the Club.

‘Before the completion of the Club’s internal procedures, the individual resigned. No settlement terms were entered into.

‘With regard to the Club’s policies in relation to inappropriate conduct, we take such matters extremely seriously. 

Mr Robinson held his post at Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) at the Lord's grounds in London (pictured) for more than two decades

Mr Robinson held his post at Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) at the Lord's grounds in London (pictured) for more than two decades

Mr Robinson held his post at Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) at the Lord’s grounds in London (pictured) for more than two decades

‘We are committed to upholding the highest standards of behaviour amongst the Club’s staff; to the training and development of staff in regard to appropriate behaviours; and ensuring a safe environment in the workplace. 

‘Where action needs to be taken, whether as regards the behaviour of staff, Members or the general public who attend Lord’s, the Club will do so, thoroughly and fairly’.

Marylebone Cricket Club is the owner of Lord’s Ground and has responsibility for overseeing the laws of the game. 

The allegations surfaced as the #MeToo movement gained international momentum. 

The social media movement was sparked by sexual assault claims made against Hollywood director Harvey Weinstein, and was designed to bring attention to sexual harassment and misconduct suffered throughout the world. 

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