Martin Roberts was Glamorgan`s reserve wicket-keeper between 1985 and 1991.
The Cornishman had played for Somerset 2nd XI and various English youth teams before agreeing terms with Glamorgan for 1985 and making his first-class debut against the 1985 Zimbabweans at Swansea. At first he was understudy to Terry Davies before being Colin Metson’s deputy. With Colin in such outstanding form, Martin had few opportunities in the 1st XI, but on several occasion, he was included as a specialist batter following some good innings for the Welsh county’s 2nd XI.
The emergence of Adrian Shaw as a very capable wicket-keeper batter prompted Martin’s release from the county. He duly returned to Cornwall and became a policeman. However, he was able to play in Minor County for his native county until 1994, besides playing for British Police until 1999. His son Christopher followed in his father’s footsteps by playing for Cornwall from 2006 until 2017 besides having a brief trial with Glamorgan 2nd XI during 2007.
ROBERTS, Martin Leonard
Born – Mullion, Cornwall, 12th April 1966.
Best performances for Glamorgan:
In first-class cricket – 25 v Sri Lankans at Ebbw Vale, 1990.
In List A cricket – 12* v Sussex at Hove, 1990.