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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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Cricket radio commentary

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The Somerset Affair

Somerset Affair

1986 And All That

Peter Roebuck

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A Selection of Articles Written by Peter Roebuck

Aboriginal Cricket on the Rise

Feb 16, 2007: A scorching sun was sending shimmers across Albrecht Oval in Alice Springs. The Macdonnel range was providing a glorious, barren, ancient backdrop. South Australia was chasing 218 on a field turned green by recent rains that broke a five year drought and caused The Todd to flood  Queensland had plundered 80 runs […]

What is Wrong with the English?

28 June 2008. At no point in the last 50 years has the country that invented the game stood at the top of the rankings. They have only themselves to blame. Kevin Pietersen’s nomination as captain of the England side confirms that the game in the land of its origin has come to a pretty […]

Australia not charred by the Ashes

9 November 2011: Things don’t seem as dismal as they did in January. And that’s because some tough and necessary decisions have been taken. Australia start a pathetically short Test series in South Africa with more hope than foreboding. A year ago the Poms arrived in Perth and were astonished to be informed by locals […]

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.)

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.  

Rob Steen

A sharp mind, a tormented soul November 15, 2011. Peter Roebuck was determined as a player, a fearless internationalist as a cricket writer, and desperately conflicted as a man. “Tragedy” is a noun flung around with thoughtless abandon these days but the life of Peter Roebuck is one that fully justifies such a description. One […]

Off To Australia

Act 5 Scene 1 – Off to Australia Peter, aged 40, moved to Australia. Peter loved Australia. He said it was ‘the proudest moment of his life’ when he became an Australian citizen.  He spent the last 16 years of his life based there. He retained his British Passport. He kept in regular touch with […]

Greg Baum

Tragedy far greater than 47 all out has struck cricket, and this should be a Roebuck column. But it isn’t one, and can’t be one, and never will be one again because the tragedy is Peter Roebuck. He is dead. Two days ago, on the last morning of that bizarre Test at Newlands, he was […]

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