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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

An Aboriginal Champion

Feb 27, 2007: John Duckett was hoovering as the bell rang, His fourth child was sleeping peacefully, blissfully unaware of the arrival of guests at the family home in Maroubra. Having completed his garbo round, John was attending to his duties. He likes working as a garbo because it keeps him fit and he finishes […]

A Short-sighted Decision by India

12 June, 2010. India’s decision not to send a team to the Asian Games soon to get underway in China is short-sighted. Here was a rare opportunity for the two great and growing powers of the sporting and wider world to join forces on a cricket field. And it was spurned. China worked hard, built […]

Champions League could Renew Optimism

11 September 2010. Thankfully cricket is back. Everyone has had enough of the scandals. Cricket is at the mercy of its players and administrators. It is a glorious game that can be spoilt only by its supposed stewards. Selfishness is the enemy. Cricket’s creed includes the notion that team and game come before the individual. […]

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.)

Rupert’s Year

Rupert’s Year is Peter Roebuck’s Benefit Year Brochure published when he played for Somerset County Cricket Club in 1990. He gained the nickname of Rupert from Keith Fletcher, who mistakenly referred to him as Rupert Pocock. Many of the articles from the benefit year brochure have been published as pages on this website, making them much […]

Roebuck’s the only man who can lead England

by Ray Illingworth There’s only one person in the country capable of leading England against the West Indies this winter… and that’s Peter Roebuck. The Somerset opener is the player to replace David Gower. He alone has the ability to turn back the clock and help re-establish English cricket among the world’s best. I’m not […]

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 […]

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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