Family Memories

Celebrating Peter Roebuck’s Life

This Family Page has a series of happy scenes that Peter shared with one or more of his family. Each of his brothers and sisters has written a personal anecdote which occurred during the part of Peter’s life when he/she felt closest to him. His mother has written the first happy anecdotes.  In these the actual timings and dates may not be strictly accurate. Some photos are included. They are taken from our Family Albums.

There are scenes referring to the interlude in Peter’s life when he was employed as a Player and Captain of Somerset CCC. They do not include anecdotes from all those parts of the world where he was working during each off-season. Peter describes many of these  in his book “Sometimes I Forgot to Laugh” pub Allen and Unwin, NSW, 2004, and in his 1986 Diary “The Somerset Affair”, soon to be published.

The Family section closes with Peter’s move to Australia.

Act 1  Oddington, Scarborough, Bath
Scene 1  The Farmer Boy
Scene 2  Early Signs
Scene 3  Cricket Crazy Brother
Scene 4  Early Days of Cricket 

Act 2   Street
Scene 1  Attic Pastimes
Scene 2  At Millfield
Scene 3  Cricket in the Parks

Act 3   Monkton Heathfield
Scene 1 SCCC  Signing on
Scene 2  SCCC The Great Team
Scene 3  SCCC Captain

Act 4   Exmouth
Scene 1  Devon Days
Scene 2  Visit to MHS 

Act 5   Off to Australia