Tag Archives: Peter Roebuck

The feud that shook Somerset

“A lot of very weak people allowed one person – a very strange person – to dictate things. I have no regrets over what happened.” 25 years on, Ivo Tennant looks back at the day Somerset imploded, in December’s The … Continue reading

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Vic Marks on Peter Roebuck: ‘Sometimes he did laugh’

The focus on Peter Roebuck’s tragic death has been intense. Of course the circumstances were ghastly and extraordinary. But it has not just been the newsmen who have been filling the pages and the websites; the tributes and the attempts … Continue reading

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Roebuck’s Devonian service

In 1991 the late Peter Roebuck retired from first-class cricket, but it turns out his playing career was not quite over – for which Devon cricket will be forever grateful. Geoff Evans, chairman of Devon CCC, remembers a golden era. … Continue reading

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Peter Roebuck: the final interview in The Cricketer

The final interview given by Peter Roebuck reveals the continued bitterness of his long-standing and unresolved feud with former Somerset team-mate Sir Ian Botham. It appears in the December issue of The Cricketer magazine, which goes on sale on Friday … Continue reading

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‘Peter Roebuck, an Australian treasure’: Peter Baxter: listen now

PODCAST: Peter Baxter is back ‘downunder’ for part of the winter and continues his ‘Letters from Australia’ series. Peter Baxter on the shock and sadness of Peter Roebuck’s suicide and the reaction in his adopted home of Australia: listen here … Continue reading

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Simon Hughes: Primacy of Tests demands protection

At any cricket Q&A session the most common question – after “what’s the best sledge you have ever heard?” – is “do you think Test cricket will survive?” My answer is always an unmitigated “Yes!” It is the original form … Continue reading

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The weekend read – In It to Win It

Every Friday we’ll be picking a classic cricket book that has been reviewed in TWC to help you pass the weekend. Make your recommendations in the comments below. What is it? In It to Win It: he Australian Cricket Supremacy … Continue reading

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