Michael Anthony Roseberry was born in Houghton-le-Spring in 1966. He was a dashing right-handed batsman who came to Lord’s with a tremendous reputation from Durham School.
He was a strong and powerful batsman, who was able to score heavily. He established a successful opening partnership with Desmond Haynes, before an ill-fated captaincy spell at Durham. He peaked in 1992, with 2,044 first-class runs at an average of 56.67, with nine hundreds.
He scored 10.010 runs at an average of 36.00, in 189 first-class matches during two spells with the County. He scored 20 centuries and took 135 catches. He returned in 1999 to finish his career with Middlesex and he continues to support the club from behind the scenes.