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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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A Selection of Articles Written by Peter Roebuck

Decline and Fall

4 December 2007. Self-indulgence and self-interest are to blame for West Indies’ present condition. Not long ago a rising West Indian batsman asked an old hand for help with his game. Since the elder was a selector, the youngster might have supposed that he’d be happy to offer advice. Not a bit of it. Instead […]

Cricketers Open Up

February 13, 2008. It is a mark of maturity that the likes of Shaun Tait, Lou Vincent and Marcus Trescothick have made public their turmoil. In the space of a few weeks two prominent and respected cricketers have broken ranks with the macho presentation that has long been part and parcel of the sporting ethic, […]

African Counterparts Need to Make Stand at Cup

Mar 16, 2007: Unless cricket prospers in Africa it will soon resemble an antiquated game reserved for enthusiasts on two continents and hardy souls elsewhere. Australian mining companies have noticed that Africa’s potential remains untapped. Around the world immigrant communities from the continent are starting to escape from their ghettos to make their mark in […]

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.)

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 […]

Peter Michael Roebuck Cricket Statistics

by Michael Hill R.H.B., R.O.B./L.B./R.M. Born in Oxford 6.3.1956 Educated at Millfield School and Emmanuel College, Cambridge First Class Debut: Somerset v Warwickshire at Weston-super-Mare 21st August 1974 scoring 46 out of an opening partnership of 109 with D. J. S. Taylor in his first innings. First Class Match Statistics All matches For Cambridge University […]

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 […]

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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