He also played for the Queensland Sheffield Shield team for seven years, captaining them 11 times in his 25 appearances. Levy was a prolific leftt-handed batter who was a rightt-handed medium pace bowler and rightt-handed pitcher who also played shortstop. He played with the Waverley cricket and baseball clubs under coach, and ex-international player Alan Kippax.
Roy assisted Waverley to dominate the Sydney Baseball Premiership winning the competition from 1924 through to 1928 and represented New South Wales through these years.
Through his success in baseball he became the first player to be offered a scholarship to play and study in the United States. Although he declined this offer so he could continue his studies on insurance in Australia. In 1928, Levy"s insurance company moved him to an office in Brisbane where he went to play his sport with Valley.
He dominated the competition as a pitcher and the following year he played with Eastern Suburbs alongside Gunnah Mollah where they dominated the competition until Mollah switched to Valley in 1930 as to even up the competition. During his time playing baseball in Queensland, he got selected in the Queensland cricket team in 1929 and made his debut against Victoria scoring 129 and playing as a wicket-keeper.
In 1932, Levy along with Roger Hartigan, persuaded Jack Hutcheon, president of Queensland Cricket, to call a meeting at Brisbane Young Men’s Christian Association Hall for men interested in playing baseball and produced great interest among cricketers in the winter off-season.
Levy was instrumental in the resurgence of baseball both in this era and after World World War II and is etched everywhere in Queensland"s baseball history around this time. He was president of the organisation from 1936–1938 and was a player coach of the state team from 1933–1938 and again in 1954. Roy continued to have success over the next seven years of state cricket, including matches against a touring Marylebone Cricket Club averaging over 40 and was seriously considered for Australian selection, but was refused to travel inter-state with the Queensland team by his insurance company, effectively preventing him from participating in the 1939 Claxton Shield, the first Queensland participated in.
After retiring from professional cricket, he went on to coach Queensland in interstate games, as well as a friendly series against the Tokyo Giants in 1954.
Levy died in 1965 and was buried in Brisbane"s Toowong Cemetery. He was of Jewish extraction, and has been called the "first notable Jewish cricketer" in Australia.