Robert James Chapman is an English cricketer who played first-class cricket for Nottinghamshire and Worcestershire between 1992 and 1998, and List A cricket for Lincolnshire in the early 21st century. He is the son of footballer Bob Chapman, who was often known as 'Sammy'.
Chapman first played for Nottinghamshire's Second XI as a teenager, but his first-class debut came in July 1992 in the County Championship match against Warwickshire. He took one wicket in each innings, but Notts declared in both innings and he did not get a chance to bat. In fact, he did not play another first team game at all for nearly two years, when he played against Cambridge University in April 1994. He took two wickets, but again was not called upon to bat.
In 1995 Chapman played intermittently from mid-June onwards, but averaged over 70 with the ball for his 11 first-class wickets. The following year he was selected only twice, though he did take 4-109 against South Africa A, and he left the county before the 1996 season was out, moving to Worcestershire in August.
Chapman played only second-team cricket for Worcestershire at first, but accompanied his new county on tour to Zimbabwe in the winter and made his first-class debut for them against a Matabeleland Invitation XI at Bulawayo in late March. He took only two wickets in the match, although his part in a first-innings last-wicket partnership of 19 ultimately proved important as Worcestershire won the game by just 18 runs.