Andy Roberts...



Andy Roberts is held in high esteem, one of the game's great fast bowlers. He made his Test debut in the 1974 home series against England at Bridgetown. The modern West Indian game based on the four prong fast bowling attack, that served so well during the 1970's, 80's and early 90's, began with Roberts. A highly intelligent cricketer Roberts show little emotion weather being hit for a boundary or taking a wicket. Roberts was constantly planning a  strategy on how to get the batsman out

Roberts emerged as a force in West Indies cricket during the 1970's and for almost a decade he was an integral part of the West Indies four prong pace attack, bowling in partnership with Holding, Garner, and Croft. He was a thinking bowler and his bouncer was regarded as one of the most dangerous. He varied its pace, often setting batsmen up with a slower bouncer and then surprising them with one of extreame pace causing them to play hurried shots often to they detriment.

Roberts retired from Test cricket at the relatively young age of 32, after the Chenai Test match of the tour to India in, 1983, having taken 202 wickets in 47 Test at an average of 25.61.  After retiring from International cricket Roberts remain closely involved in the game, serving as manager to the Leeward Island team and coaching. He has also supervised the preparation of the Test match pitch at the Antigua Reacreation Grounds in Antigua.

Andy Roberts Test Cricket Statistics

Full Name Anderson Montgomery Everton Roberts

Number of Test

47

Test Run Aggregate

762

Test Batting Average

14.94

Total Test Wickets

202

Test Bowling Average

25.61

Test Centuries

0

Date of Birth

January 29, 1951, Urlings Village, Antigua

Test Debut

West Indies v England at Bridgetown - Mar 6-11, 1974

Last Test Match

India v West Indies at Chennai - Dec 24-29, 1983

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm fast
 



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