10 greatest cricketers from Somerset

Harold Gimblett
Harold Gimblett

Domestic cricket in England is renowned across the globe. The country has a rich culture of cricket and has subsequently produced several legendary cricketers with the passage of time.

There are 18 counties in England which play cricket and Somerset is one county that performs on a consistent basis and several cricketers from the county have piled on jaw-dropping numbers over the years.

In the slideshow, we take a look at ten of the greatest cricketers from Somerset.

#10 Harold Gimblett

Harold Gimblett was regarded as a batsman who preferred to fearlessly take on the opposition bowling attack. However, he hardly had opportunities to represent England at the highest level as the selectors wanted batsmen with a sound technique and calm character.

He made his Test debut against India in 1936 where he stitched together a brilliant knock of 67 runs in the second innings of the second Test. The knock, eventually, shepherded England to a 9-wicket triumph. In the next three years, the right-handed batsman only played a couple of more games.

Nevertheless, he was a regular fixture in the Somerset team and scored over 23,000 runs in 368 games at a marvellous average of 36.17. He died at the 63 in the year 1978. 

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Edited by Anuradha Santhanam
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