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Full name James Harry Roberts
Born July 1, 1864, Walton, Liverpool, Lancashire
Died August 11, 1911, Bexhill-on-Sea, Sussex (aged 47 years 41 days)
Major teams Middlesex
Batting style Left-hand bat
|First-class span||1892 - 1892|
James Roberts was a middle-order batsman who played once for Middlesex as an amateur in 1893 where he scored 35 in his only innings batting at No.10. He was in the Uppingham XI for two years as an allrounder who was also a sound fielder. In 1888-89 he toured South Africa with Major Wharton's team - they were to play the first two Tests in South Africa on that trip. He played extensively for the MCC and I Zingari.
For 30 minutes, everything else took a backseat, as the world watched in awe and fear, a fired-up Pakistan fast bowler mercilessly bullying an Australian batsman
Over the last few months, he has slowly moved from a flashy finisher, to a more measured risk manager
India's Plan A in this World Cup had worked flawlessly over seven matches. When they came up against the toughest opponents in the World Cup, however, they were left scrambling for a back-up plan
It was Grant Elliott and New Zealand's time in Auckland. Not South Africa's. But the Proteas will leave this tournament wondering when that will ever change. Maybe next time.