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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

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Cricket Articles

 

Memories

Memories

 

Peter Roebuck

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The Somerset Affair

Somerset Affair

1986 And All That

A Selection of Articles Written by Peter Roebuck

The Many Sides of Sourav

06 November 2008. Gangles was fun. Every now and then a fellow feels like tearing off his shirt and waving it around like Mick Jagger with a microphone. Of all places, Sourav Ganguly responded to the urge at Lord’s, holiest of cricketing holies. So much for decorum. He might as well have burped in St […]

What Now for Cricket?

13th March 2009. Cricket has been more vulnerable to discord and conflict than many sports, and the latest crisis may be the most serious yet. Cricket is enduring the toughest period of a colourful, contentious history. Of course all cricketers experience bad patches when form deserts them. Indeed it is part of the test provided […]

Come Together

January 31, 2008. India needs to stop acting like an aggrieved outsider and take up the responsibility that comes with power. Australia needs to understand that its teams are supposed to set an example. For the good of the game, the two have to find a common language. India and Australia have been going hard […]

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.)

Waugh A Chip off the Old Blocks

by Peter Roebuck Stephen Waugh: “The eyes are cold, as if fixed on the target. All champions have that quality” Down to his bootstraps, Stephen Waugh is an Australian and a cricketer. Pinched features, durability, a contempt for fuss and a quiet sense of space speak of a gum tree in the outback. Baggy green […]

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 […]

Roebuck the Demon Bowler

by Peter Roebuck Towards the end of May Somerset cricketers sat around in their dressing room awaiting the team talk which was to be delivered by Mr Christopher Tavaré, a monkish fellow who had earlier in his career served as a model for the painter Mr Lowry. This Tavaré was regarded as a pretty sane […]

Sporting Bodymind

by John Syer Over the past ten years our consultancy has worked with 29 different sports in Britain, the Continent and the USA. Despite a successful period with Tottenham Hotspur Football Club from 1980-85 it is our experience that in Britain the more traditional the sport the less the nature and benefits of mental training […]

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