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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



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The Somerset Affair

Somerset Affair

1986 And All That

Peter Roebuck



A Selection of Articles Written by Peter Roebuck

Stumps for Sourav

20 Aug 2008. Sorry Sourav, but the sands of time have run out. It’s been an extraordinary career that deserves to be saluted and celebrated, but all good things come to an end. How many captains have led their team to a series victory over Australia, and also to a World Cup final? How many […]

Dressing Room, Not Boat

17 September 2008. Over the next few weeks Andrew Symonds will realise that he needs the game more than the money, the commitment more than the independence, the fuss more than the peace, the attention more than the solitude, and the dressing rooms more than the boat. He will understand that the time for fishing […]

The Aussie Way

19 December 2007. Australian cricket is fierce, attacking and spirited. In many ways it reflects the country’s origins and history. A tour to Australia counts amongst the most challenging experiences cricket has to offer. Teams visiting the antipodes and returning with the spoils are honoured. Englishmen coming back from an Ashes triumph in 1928-29 were […]

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.)

Devon Days

 Act 4 Scene 1 – Devon Days Storyteller: Peter chapter 19 in Sometimes I Forgot To Laugh. Peter moved down to Devon. He captained Devon CCC, playing as an amateur. There he spent “the happiest 10 cricketing years of my life”.

Tim Lane

Peter Roebuck had been a perennial component of ABC radio’s cricket coverage for just on 20 years. I had the good fortune to work with him during 12 Australian summers and three overseas tours. He was an esteemed colleague and an educator in the game. Through the shock and distress of his demise one delves, […]

The Roebuck File (1990)

Taken from Peter Roebuck’s Benefit Year Brochure in 1990 when he was playing for Somerset County Cricket Club, here are facts about Peter Roebuck’s career to that date.  

All in a Day’s Work

Benson & Hedges Quarter Final at Taunton, 31st May 1989 Somerset and Combined Universities Somerset won by 3 runs. Nasser Hussain of Combined Universities was man of the match. Combined Universities won the toss and elected to field. Umpires: R Julian, B Dudleston. Scorers: D A Oldam, R May. Match Adjudicator: Mushtaq Mohammed. National Westminster […]

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