A.M.E. Roberts


A.M.E. Roberts 10-123 v EnglandBack to boards

SIR Andy Roberts made the iconic Lord's Honours Boards when he took match figures of 10-123 for West Indies in 1976.

With England batting first in the Test, Roberts was given the responsibility with the ball in his hands and duly ripped into the hosts' batting line-up.

He took figures of 5-60 runs in the first innings, claiming the wickets of Barry Wood, David Steele, Mike Brearley, Tony Greig and John Snow, to complete a five-wicket haul as England finished their opening total with a score of 250 all out.

After West Indies could only manage 182 all out in reply, Roberts was asked again to restrict England's score to give the touring side an opportunity of keeping themselves in the match.

Roberts once again took five wickets, dismissing Pat Pocock, Bob Woolmer, Steele, Alan Knott and Derek Underwood to seal a ten-wicket haul at Lord's.

Despite the seamer's best efforts, West Indies were unable to claim victory, although they did at least manage to succumb to a draw.