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Full name William Roche
Born July 20, 1871, Brunswick, Victoria
Died January 2, 1950, East Brunswick, Melbourne, Victoria (aged 78 years 166 days)
Major teams Middlesex, Victoria
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
Micky Roche was an offspinner and useful lower-order batsman who played for Victoria between 1895 and 1898 and worked as a professional at Lord's from 1897 to 1900. at the same time turning out regularly for Middlesex. His best season was 1899 when he took 60 wickets including 7 for 103 against Lancashire. Against Kent he scored 74 not out batting at No. 11, adding a then record 230 for the last wicket with Richard Nicholls.
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?