The following article is an extract from SOMERSET CRICKETERS 1919-1939 by STEPHEN HILL & BARRY PHILLIPS (Published by Halsgrove 2017) Raymond Robertson-Glasgow was generally referred to within the cricketing fraternity as ‘Crusoe’. He is said to have earned the moniker when he bowled C. P. McGahey in 1920 with a full toss. On returning to the pavilion the Essex batsman … [Read more...] about Legends: Raymond Robertson-Glasgow (1920–1935)
The following article is an extract from SOMERSET CRICKETERS 1919-1939 by STEPHEN HILL & BARRY PHILLIPS (Published by Halsgrove 2017) An exhilarating fast bowler and a batsman who scored a quarter of his runs in sixes, Arthur Wellard gave heart and soul, always with a wide smile. While he had bat or ball in hand, Somerset cricket was imbued with hope and the crowd would … [Read more...] about Legends: Arthur Wellard (1927-50)
Martin Crowe was born in Henderson, New Zealand on 22nd September 1962. He played for Somerset for two seasons in 1984 and 1987. Although only three years separated his two spells at the County Ground the surroundings were poles apart. The unknown, 21-year-old Crowe joined Somerset for the 1984 season, and they were arguably the best side in the country at the time. After a … [Read more...] about Legends: Martin Crowe – New Zealand’s greatest ever batsman!
Somerset has enjoyed a long legacy of Caribbean cricketers playing for the county. The obvious names spring to mind but the first in line was an unsung hero from British Guiana who came to the cider county in 1953 and made his home here writing his name in the club’s folklore. In a week when Somerset’s latest West Indian cricketer was in the headlines for controversial … [Read more...] about Legends: Peter Wight – The man between Gimblett and Trescothick
Born in Kidderminster on 13 October 1864, Teddy Tyler began his career as a slow left-arm bowler by playing for his home town. He caught Worcestershire’s eye but they deemed him unworthy of a contract. Perhaps they were concerned about his action, which was regarded as suspect. Somerset thought otherwise and they were proved right. Tyler relied very much on length and flight … [Read more...] about The Legends: Teddy Tyler – “A sunny disposition and was loved by all!”