The Legends: Len Braund (1900 – 1920) – “One of the greatest all-round cricketers!”

Len Braund’s appearance at Lord’s against Middlesex on 4th June 1900 would spark an appeal on the part of his former county, Surrey, still smarting from the fact that he had been stolen from under their noses. Surrey had watched as he had developed in non-first-class games from a good player into a match-winner. They … Read more

The legends: Henry Martin (1901-08) – “The most brilliant keeper in England!”

It was good to hear that Somerset have recruited an exciting young wicket-keeper in Ryan Davies. Throughout their 125-year history in the County Championship, Somerset have had an eye for a fine wicket-keeper. Back in the early days of their Championship history, they had a surfeit to call on, reminiscent of recent years, when Craig … Read more