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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.

Biography of Peter Roebuck

Biography

 

Cricket radio commentary

Radio

 

Cricket articles

Cricket Articles

 

Memories

Memories

 

Peter Roebuck

Books

 

The Somerset Affair

Somerset Affair

1986 And All That

A Selection of Articles Written by Peter Roebuck

The Darkest Hour

16 April 2008. The mishandling of the Zimbabwe crisis is perhaps the most shameful chapter in the ICC’s history. Cricket has plunged into the darkest period in its history. Never can the game have so disgraced itself as it did at the most recent ICC meeting. Presented with an opportunity to confront the malign in […]

What Price Justice?

January 30, 2008: If this is the way the Indian board intends to conduct its affairs hereafter, then God help cricket. India’s performance in chartering a plane to take the players back home in the event of an independent judge finding against them in the Harbhajan Singh case counted amongst the most nakedly aggressive actions […]

Bangladesh, Ireland Light up St Patrick’s Day

Mar 18, 2007: When the mighty fall they land with a thud. What a week it has been to be sure!  And what a night! India crushed by Bangladesh, Pakistan given a St Patrick’s Day drubbing by the Irish, two titans tasting the sourness of defeat within an hour of each other. Inzaman’s bedraggled troupe […]

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.)

Combined Harvesters

by Peter Roebuck I was fortunate in one aspect of my career. I played in the blessed eleven from Oxford and Cambridge which went to Barnsley, of all places and beat the might of Yorkshire. It was one of those experiences a fellow cannot forget. And yet its origins were mild and unsuspecting. None of […]

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 […]

Cricket Crazy Brother

Act 1 Scene 3 – My Cricket Crazy Brother Peter was 4 when we moved to Bath. We had a large Council flat on the second floor above two shops and store rooms. It was a busy street in the centre of the city. He and I shared a large partitioned room. There my main memory […]

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 […]

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