Graham Roope      

Full name Graham Richard James Roope

Born July 12, 1946, Fareham, Hampshire

Died November 26, 2006, Grenada (aged 60 years 137 days)

Major teams England, Berkshire, Griqualand West, Minor Counties, Surrey

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Education Bradfield College

Graham Richard James Roope
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 21 32 4 860 77 30.71 0 7 86 2 35 0
ODIs 8 8 0 173 44 21.62 342 50.58 0 0 7 2 2 0
First-class 403 647 129 19116 171 36.90 26 107 602 2
List A 308 287 48 6761 120* 28.28 2 31 143 2
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 21 6 172 76 0 - - - 2.65 - 0 0 0
ODIs 8 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 403 17497 8404 225 5/14 37.35 2.88 77.7 4 0
List A 308 5159 3903 131 5/23 5/23 29.79 4.53 39.3 2 1 0
Career statistics
Test debut India v England at Kanpur, Jan 25-30, 1973 scorecard
Last Test England v New Zealand at The Oval, Jul 27-Aug 1, 1978 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut England v New Zealand at Swansea, Jul 18, 1973 scorecard
Last ODI England v New Zealand at Scarborough, Jul 15, 1978 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1964 - 1986
List A span 1973 - 1988
Profile

"I ain't no square with my corkscrew hair," declared that bopping elf Marc Bolan. Nor, assuredly, was that genial chatterbox Graham Roope, another beloved curly-locked entertainer whose sudden death of a heart attack during a 60th birthday trip to Grenada robbed the game of one of its more charismatic figures.

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Jun 6, 1978

The England squad for the first Test (back row, l-r) Clive Radley, Geoff Miller, Ian Botham, Mike Hendrick, Phil Edmonds, David Gower, Barry Wood; (front row, l-r) Graham Roope, Bob Willis, Mike Brearley, Chris Old, Bob Taylor, England v Pakistan, 1st Test, Leeds, June 6, 1978

The England squad for the first Test against Pakistan

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1978

Graham Roope

Graham Roope

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Aug 4, 1977

Graham Roope braves the cold, August 4, 1977

Graham Roope braves the cold

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Country Fixtures Country Results
Durham v Warwickshire at Chester-le-Street - Aug 23-26
Durham 207 Warwickshire 315/7 (108 ov)
Glamorgan v Sussex at Cardiff - Aug 23-26
Glamorgan 252 & 50/1 (19 ov) Sussex 283
Gloucs v Kent at Bristol - Aug 23-26
Gloucs 221 Kent 346/4 (82 ov)
Leics v Essex at Leicester - Aug 23-26
Leics 238 Essex 368/8 (103 ov)
Somerset v Hampshire at Taunton - Aug 23-26
Hampshire 338 Somerset 257/5 (71.2 ov)
Surrey v Lancashire at The Oval - Aug 23-26
Lancashire 287 Surrey 354/6 (113 ov)
Worcs v Northants at Worcester - Aug 23-26
Northants 551 Worcs 153/1 (40 ov)
Yorkshire v Notts at Scarborough - Aug 23-26
Yorkshire 282 & 200/4 (61 ov) Notts 94
1st ODI: England v Pakistan at Southampton - Aug 24
England won by 44 runs (D/L method)
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