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Peter Roebuck

Oct 1, 2012: In a game with a penchant for producing improbable characters, Roebuck was among the most fascinating

The mentor, the seeker, the fighter

Nov 22, 2011: Peter Roebuck was a man of many parts, one who combined qualities that appeared to be at odds with one another

Fabian Muir

Peter Roebuck 1956-2011

Fear of detention triggered suicide, says Roebuck's colleague

Nov 15, 2011: Peter Roebuck was about to be detained over an alleged sexual assault when he committed suicide at his Cape Town hotel, his colleague Jim Maxwell has said

ESPNcricinfo staff

A sharp mind, a tormented soul

Nov 15, 2011: Peter Roebuck was determined as a player, a fearless internationalist as a cricket writer, and desperately conflicted as a man

Rob Steen

Peter Roebuck 1956-2011

Police expect delay in Roebuck inquest

Nov 14, 2011: The circumstances surrounding the death of Peter Roebuck will probably not be known before another month at the least, police have said

ESPNcricinfo staff

Peter Roebuck 1956-2011

Roebuck committed suicide, say police

Nov 13, 2011: Peter Roebuck fell to his death from his Cape Town hotel room while being questioned by police about an alleged sexual assault, it has been reported

ESPNcricinfo staff

An irreplaceable man

Nov 13, 2011: Twenty years after Peter Roebuck's last first-class game he was still struggling and often despairing, searching for something to fulfill him

Peter English

A writer of defiance and beauty

Nov 13, 2011: Cricket and the English language were the twin loves of Peter Roebuck's life, and in his hands they forged a fine partnership

Harsha Bhogle

Peter Roebuck 1956-2011

'Cricket has lost one hell of an intellect'

Nov 13, 2011: Tributes for the cricket writer and former Somerset captain Peter Roebuck, who has died in South Africa, aged 55

ESPNcricinfo staff

Peter Roebuck 1956-2011

Peter Roebuck dies aged 55

Nov 12, 2011: Peter Roebuck, the respected cricket commentator and columnist, has died in South Africa

Brydon Coverdale, Daniel Brettig and Firdose Moonda

Ponting and the over-rate fiasco

'What was in his tea?'

Nov 11, 2008: Australia bowled only spinners and part-timers after tea on day four in Nagpur, in an attempt to boost the over-rate, a tactic that just about everyone found inexplicable

ESPNcricinfo staff

Pen mightier than bat

Aug 10, 2008: Rumours of the death of cricket literature are highly exaggerated: Peter Roebuck is writing still

Suresh Menon

Should Zimbabwe be banned from international cricket?

No half-measures

Jul 4, 2008: It's the thorniest issue of recent times: should Zimbabwe be allowed to continue as a Full Member of the ICC? We asked three notable voices

The loneliness of the long-distance cricketer

Feb 24, 2008: Do cricketers face greater stress and pressure than other sportsmen? Nearly two decades ago, David Frith produced a masterpiece on the subject

Suresh Menon

It Never Rains

An everycricketer's journal

Feb 17, 2008: It's a rare player of any level who will not recognise him or herself in some or even all of the attitudes on show in Roebuck's diary of his 1983 season

Gideon Haigh

Australian idol

Jan 29, 2008: Just what is it that endears Sachin Tendulkar to crowds and cognoscenti alike Down Under? We asked a selection of Australia's great and good for their opinion

Nagraj Gollapudi

Vic Marks on Brian Close

Learning at Close quarters

Jul 17, 2007: He didn't always remember Vic Marks' name but that didn't stop Brian Close earning a lasting place in the Somerset spinner's affections

Brian Close

Graeme Hick: Somerset v Worcestershire, 1988

A tank against pea-shooters

May 6, 2007: Huw Turbervill looks back to Graeme Hick's 405 against Somerset in 1988, interviewing the key victims

Interviews by Huw Turbervill

O'Keeffe and Lawry fill minor places in best broadcaster's poll

Benaud still rules the commentary roost

Apr 25, 2007: Richie Benaud is still unmatched when it comes to finding Australia's most magical cricket broadcaster

Peter English

Ignored men

Causes celebres

Mar 22, 2007: When selectors make mistakes or leave out heroes, the press and public love to make a song and dance about it. Steve Pittard selects his favourite ignored men

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