10 best players of all time from Surrey
There have been several regions around the world which have produced a number of quality cricketers. And in England, Yorkshire without a doubt heads that list.
But Surrey isn’t that far behind either. Surrey has produced several great cricketers and here’s a look at the 10 best players who played for them.
Honourable Mentions – Sir Alec Bedser, Bob Willis
#10 Mark Butcher
Born in Croydon, Surrey, Mark Butcher made his first-class debut in 1992 but it took him almost 5 years to break into the national team on the back of a few notable County performances.
But his patchy form meant that the tall left-handed batsman couldn’t replicate his domestic form at the international level.
With a 71-Test international career and a bulk of opportunities, Mark Butcher was one of the under-achievers in international cricket. But his domestic form rarely dipped as he piled on a mountain of runs for Surrey in County cricket.
He played 280 first class games scoring close to 18,000 runs with 38 centuries and 95 fifties. He also captained Surrey for the 2005 season but a hand injury forced him to relinquish captaincy duties.
After battling a series of knee injuries which he failed to overcome, Butcher retired in 2009 with a match-saving 60 not out against Kent in his final innings.