Sir Andy Roberts      

Full name Anderson Montgomery Everton Roberts

Born January 29, 1951, Urlings Village, Antigua

Current age 63 years 183 days

Major teams West Indies, Combined Islands, Hampshire, Leeward Islands, Leicestershire, New South Wales

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast

Anderson Montgomery Everton Roberts
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 47 62 11 762 68 14.94 0 3 22 9 0
ODIs 56 32 9 231 37* 10.04 357 64.70 0 0 6 0
First-class 228 291 67 3516 89 15.69 0 10 52 0
List A 195 113 38 1091 59* 14.54 0 1 33 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 47 90 11135 5174 202 7/54 12/121 25.61 2.78 55.1 8 11 2
ODIs 56 56 3123 1771 87 5/22 5/22 20.35 3.40 35.8 2 1 0
First-class 228 42760 18679 889 8/47 21.01 2.62 48.0 47 7
List A 195 9841 5091 274 5/13 5/13 18.58 3.10 35.9 9 2 0
Career statistics
Test debut West Indies v England at Bridgetown, Mar 6-11, 1974 scorecard
Last Test India v West Indies at Chennai, Dec 24-29, 1983 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Sri Lanka v West Indies at Manchester, Jun 7, 1975 scorecard
Last ODI India v West Indies at Jamshedpur, Dec 7, 1983 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1969-1984
List A span 1973-1984
Profile

Deadpan and deadly. Wicket or boundary, not a flicker of emotion would be evident save a gunslinger's narrowing of the eyes. Andy Roberts kept his emotions in check. But under the veneer was an intelligent cricketer with a fertile brain, plotting and planning the downfall of batsmen as if it were a military campaign. The modern West Indian game based on the heavy artillery of fast bowlers, that served so well for a quarter of a century, began with him. Here was a bowler whose pace came from timing, with power from a huge pair of shoulders. His bouncer was regarded as one of the most dangerous. He varied its pace, often setting batsmen up with a slower one and then poleaxing them when they were late on the quickie.

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Feb 28, 2014

Andy Roberts leads Richie Richardson and Curtly Ambrose in a parade after they were knighted, West Indies v England, 1st ODI, North Sound, February 28, 2014

Andy Roberts leads Richie Richardson and Curtly Ambrose in a parade after they were knighted

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Mar 29, 2007

Andy Roberts offers his advice to Bangladesh's bowlers, Antigua, March 29, 2007

Andy Roberts offers his advice to Bangladesh's bowlers

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Mar 28, 2007

Andy Roberts helps Shahadat Hossain with his action at the Stanford Cricket Ground, Antigua, March 28, 2007

Andy Roberts helps Shahadat Hossain with his action

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1975

Country Fixtures Country Results
Tallawahs v Hawksbills at Kingston
Jul 31, 2014 (14:00 local | 19:00 GMT | 15:00 EDT | 14:00 CDT | 12:00 PDT)
Zouks v Tridents at Gros Islet
Jul 31, 2014 (20:00 local | 00:00 GMT | 20:00 EDT | 19:00 CDT | 17:00 PDT)
Tallawahs v Amazon at Kingston
Aug 2, 2014 (11:00 local | 16:00 GMT | 12:00 EDT | 11:00 CDT | 09:00 PDT)
Zouks v Red Steel at Gros Islet
Aug 2, 2014 (16:00 local | 20:00 GMT | 16:00 EDT | 15:00 CDT | 13:00 PDT)
Tallawahs v Tridents at Kingston
Aug 3, 2014 (11:00 local | 16:00 GMT | 12:00 EDT | 11:00 CDT | 09:00 PDT)
Zouks v Hawksbills at Gros Islet
Aug 3, 2014 (16:00 local | 20:00 GMT | 16:00 EDT | 15:00 CDT | 13:00 PDT)
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