Full name Henry Edmund Roberts
Born February 8, 1888, East Preston, Sussex
Died June 28, 1963, Farnborough, Hampshire (aged 75 years 140 days)
Major teams Sussex
Also known as Curly
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
|First-class span||1911 - 1925|
Henry `Curly' Roberts, died at Farnborough, Hampshire, at the age of 75. He played his first game for Sussex in 1911 and then went to Sandhurst Royal Military Academy in 1927, as the coach, leaving there in 1930 to take over a similar post at the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth. Later he took up residence in Farnborough, and worked in the laboratories of the Royal Aircraft Establishment, from which he retired 18 months ago. His ashes were scattered on Hove Cricket Ground, the scene of many of his cricketing triumphs half a century ago.
The Cricketer, July 1963
Also: the fastest Indian to 50 wickets, and Yasir Shah's unwanted "double-hundred"