Roy Webber

For the mayor of the US city of Roanoke, Virginia from 1968 to 1975, see Roy L. Webber.

Roy Webber (died 14 November 1962 aged 48) was a British cricket scorer and statistician. After World War II, in which he served with the Royal Air Force, he decided to turn what had been his hobby into his profession. He had the necessary proficiency with figures, having previously been an accountant. He was the scorer for BBC Television's Test coverage for many years. He edited The Cricket Annual in 1961 and 1962. He was joint editor of the magazine Playfair Cricket Monthly and wrote a number of cricket books. He also wrote for the News Chronicle and the Daily Mail.

He married twice. First c. 1940 to Margaret Winiefred Bentley. 2 children: Patience Margaret 1942, Nigel Emary Roy 1943. Divorced c. 1946. Second c. 1952 to Daphne Goodacre. No children.

He died of a heart attack, and was buried at Golders Green Crematorium.[1]


He wrote the following books (as well as contributing statistical appendices to a number of books by other authors):

A brief biography of Webber, in the form of a booklet of 31 pages, was written by Irving Rosenwater:


  1. Roy Webber ( - 1962) - Find A Grave Memorial
  2. Published by BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) in small paperback - No date, but c. 1960


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