Peter Roebuck back in 1986 when he played for the English county Somerset.
Peter Roebuck back in 1986 when he played for the English county Somerset. Getty Images

Cricket writer Peter Roebuck dies

THE acclaimed cricket writer Peter Roebuck has been found dead at a hotel in Newlands, South Africa.

Roebuck, a writer for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, was 55.

He played for the English county Somerset, made a home in Australia, and built a reputation as the best columnist on the sport.

He travelled widely with the Australian team, including on its current tour of South Africa, and was also a radio commentator for the ABC.

Roebuck appeared to be in a disturbed state last night. He was spoken to by police officers in his room on the sixth floor of the Southern Sun Hotel Newlands in Capetown at around 10 pm.

 

Read more at brisbanetimes.com.au



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