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
|First-class span||1947 - 1947|
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
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Also: the fastest Indian to 50 wickets, and Yasir Shah's unwanted "double-hundred"
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Shorter matches spell good news for spectators and broadcasters. Cricket has a little to lose and a whole lot to gain by truncating its premier format
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