Jason Roy was born in South Africa but moved to England when he was 10. He was quickly recognised by the Surrey County Cricket academy and played for them from U-11’s through to their U-19’s. He attended local school Whitgift and played for Reigate Priory Cricket Club (RPCC). He debuted for their first team at just 14 years old, by taking a walk through the Reigate Priory Cricket Club House you can gaze upon team photos with a young Jason Roy. 


His young talent blossomed and he won a scholarship to spend the 2008/2009 winter season in Australia, Adelaide. From here onward he pushed Reigate Priory forward scoring 69 off 51 against Surrey’s 2nd 11 XI in April 2009, later in May he scored an impressive 115 of 88 for RPCC against local rivals Spencer in the Surrey Championship Premier Division. 


By September 2014 he made his international debut for England against India in an IT20, he only scored 8, falling to a soft dismissal off Mohammed Shami. He made his debut in ODI in a one-off against Ireland in May 2015, however the match was abandoned due to rain. 


In 2016 Roy was selected in the squad for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, he performed well scoring 43 off just 16 in the second match of the tournament. He struggled against the West Indies and Afghanistan in the group stages and again in the final getting out for a duck. His talent was still well recognised as he was named in the ‘Team of the Tournament’ by the ICC and Cricbuzz. 


From the World Cup his international career took off and he became a regular in both the IT20 team and the ODI team. In 2019 he was named for the Cricket World Cup in which he scored 153 runs, the second highest score of the tournament. During England's victory over the West Indies Roy sustained a hamstring injury and was ruled out of the next three matches. He was back for the crucial game against India scoring 66 runs despite not being fully fit. Next came the semi-final against Australia scoring 85 runs off 65 deliveries. He protested the decision for his dismissal and was fined 30% of his match fee and given two demerit points for untimely exit from the field. 


England cruised to victory over Australia and next came the final, he scored only 19 runs in England’s run chase against New Zealand. However, the match came down to a super over and Roy ran-out Martin Guptill providing England with their maiden World Cup and victory at the home of cricket. 


Roy is currently playing in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, Roy struggled against reigning Champions West Indies scoring only 11 off 10. However he took a catch helping a dominant performance, dismissing the West Indies for just 55. England easily chased this down in 8.2 overs. In his 50th IT20 Roy scored 61 off 38 against Bangladesh as they once again easily chased down the total set for them. 


Despite his vast success in domestic and international cricket across the globe, he still lives locally with his wife and daughter.