St Albans snap up Glamorgan's Nathan Roberts - 18/08/14

Nathan Roberts GLAMORGAN trialist Nathan Roberts has signed with Canterbury club St Albans for the New Zealand summer.

Nathan Roberts (23) is a tall, pace bowling all-rounder triallng on the County circuit for Somerset and Glamorgan, whilst plying his trade in the Devon Premier League for Bovey Tracey.

An English-born, South African national, Roberts comes from a strong cricketing family, with father Bruce a stalwart of 205 first-class and 185 list-A games (1982-1992) with the likes of Border, Transvaal, Cambridgeshire and Derbyshire.

A KwaZulu-Natal Inland age-group representative, Roberts took a gap year to play/coach for Gordonstoun School in Elgin, Scotland in 2010. During the summer he trialled and played for numerous County 2nd XI’s including Yorkshire, Sussex, Glamorgan and Surrey.

In 2011, Roberts started a 3-year financial management and logistics degree at the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa. During this period, he was involved with three Boland Premier League titles, finished runners up to the University of Pretoria in the South African National Club Championships (2012) and also finalists twice during the National South African University Cricket Week – sharing the trophy in 2011.

Having graduated in 2013, Roberts returned to the UK this year (2014) and is currently playing league cricket for Bovey Tracey (27 wickets at 15.33 and 256 runs at 23.27), the Devon Lions and has featured for both Somerset and more recently Glamorgan 2nd XI’s.

He has been a key performer for the latter, particularly in the Championship taking a 10 wicket match haul (4-25 & 6-48) against the MCC Young Cricketers in July (alongside scores of 46 and 27, following a 39* against Durham 2nd XI in the previous match). 

Roberts is hoping his recent exploits will result in a County contract, but for now, the talented all-rounder will spend this winter in a player/coach role for St Albans in Christchurch, New Zealand.

 

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