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Full name Donald George Beaumont Roper
Born December 14, 1922, Botley, Hampshire
Died June 8, 2001, Southampton, Hampshire (aged 78 years 176 days)
Major teams Hampshire
Batting style Right-hand bat
Donald George Beaumont Roper, who died in Southampton on June 10 after a long illness aged 78, was a right-hand batsman who played much for Southgate and who made a single appearance for his native Hampshire against Cambridge University
at Portsmouth in 1947, scoring 30 and 0. Don Roper was much better known
as a goal-scoring forward with Southampton and Arsenal.
Robert Brooke, The Cricketer
Plays of the Day from the second ODI between England and India, in Cardiff
Plays of the day from the third ODI between England and India at Trent Bridge
Plays of the day from the tri-series match between Zimbabwe and South Africa
Would he have fared better than the incumbent middle-order batsmen, Root and Ballance?