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Peter Roebuck

Peter Roebuck 1956-2011

This website is dedicated to the memory of Peter Roebuck, the finest cricket writer and commentator of his generation.

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The Somerset Affair

Somerset Affair

1986 And All That

A Selection of Articles Written by Peter Roebuck

African Counterparts Need to Make Stand at Cup

Mar 16, 2007: Unless cricket prospers in Africa it will soon resemble an antiquated game reserved for enthusiasts on two continents and hardy souls elsewhere. Australian mining companies have noticed that Africa’s potential remains untapped. Around the world immigrant communities from the continent are starting to escape from their ghettos to make their mark in […]

Pup’s a Brand New Dog

1 October 2008. Although he bounds around like an especially cheerful buck and retains in his eyes the brightness of youth, Michael Clarke has undertaken and almost completed his maturing. Insofar as any male ever does, he has put aside daring and given productivity its due. For a time his spirit rebelled against the cramping […]

Learning by Degrees

23 November 2007 Over the years cricket has not handled throwing well. Thankfully that seems to be changing, if slowly. Throwing has been the most emotional topic the game has known. Considering the fury of the argument, it might be imagined that batting was in peril and practitioners were constantly taking blows from some demonic […]

Peter Roebuck wrote regularly for several newspapers and cricketing publications, including ESPN Cricinfo, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, The Hindu and The Cricketer. You can read many of his articles on this website.

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Memories and Stories of Peter Roebuck

Peter Roebuck’s family, friends and colleagues have written their memories and stories of him. Read about his time as a child, at school and university, through to his cricketing, writing and commentating career. Also included here are articles and stories written by Peter Roebuck and others for his Benefit Year Brochure at Somerset CCC in 1990. (Four random articles are shown here.)

Marchant Holliday School

Act 4 Scene 2 – Peter’s visit to Marchant Holliday School Story teller, his oldest sister Rosalie This is an account of Peter’s visit to Marchant Holliday School. It is a Special School in Somerset for emotionally and behaviourally disturbed boys between the ages of 6 and 13. Whilst working as a class teacher in […]

Early Signs

Act 1 Scene 2 – Early signs Picture a very steep hill, with old tall Victorian terraced houses lining both sides, with steps going up to each house, and the occasional dark alley way. Lace curtains everywhere. It all looked very strange and rather threatening to Peter, aged 2. During the first school term time, […]

Cricket in the Parks

Act 2 Scene 3 – Cricket in the Parks There were many occasions when I watched from the boundary in the Parks in Oxford, when Peter was playing there. What I recall is how rude all the men were on those occasions when I wanted to send messages to him. I couldn’t speak to him […]

Who & Where?

Can you identify the match and players below? Let us know if you can identify the match, year, any of the players and the trophy in the photographs below. We have been sent several photos of Peter Roebuck, some of which, like the ones below, very little is known. We asked the above question back […]

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