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Sammy Woods was Australian born of Irish stock but represented both Australia & England at Test cricket, and England at rugby union including a period as captain. He was part of the first Somerset team to play first class cricket in 1891 & was a genuine fast bowler & free-scoring batsman who was the county's leading run scorer in 1897 & 1899. He was Somerset's first true cricketing great. He made Bridgwater his home and when he died the locals lined the streets of Taunton to say goodbye to…

Sammy Woods was Australian born of Irish stock but represented both Australia & England at Test cricket, and England at rugby union including a period as captain. He was part of the first Somerset team to play first class cricket in 1891 & was a genuine fast bowler & free-scoring batsman who was the county's leading run scorer in 1897 & 1899. He was Somerset's first true cricketing great. He made Bridgwater his home and when he died the locals lined the streets of Taunton to say goodbye to…

Andy Roberts was the first of the new breed of destructive West Indian fast bowler. Very fast and highly unpredictable, he troubled all batsmen.

Andy Roberts was the first of the new breed of destructive West Indian fast bowler. Very fast and highly unpredictable, he troubled all batsmen. The quiet storm had too short an international career.

If you don't understand/appreciate #cricket...well, I don't know what to say.

Cricket Gentleman’s Essentials

The cricketer W G Grace. He played in the first Test match in England - against Australia in 1880 at the Oval - and scored the first Test century by an English batsman, He died in 1915 - Britain photo 1905

The first man to 500 wickets in Test cricket was born on this day (October 30) in 1962. Courtney Walsh also holds the record for the most number (43) of ducks in Tests. Click the pic to read more about his brilliant career.

The first man to 500 wickets in Test cricket was born on October 30 in Courtney Walsh also holds the record for the most number of ducks in Tests.

Ricky Ponting - One of the best fielders of modern Cricket

Ricky Ponting - One of the best fielders of modern Cricket

Max Walker - Australia - Test Record v England

Max Walker - Australia - Test Record v England

Maurice Tate became a global cricketing hero, helping England to win the Ashes twice.

Ashes 2013: England player who lost the Ashes & died in poverty

Maurice Tate became a global cricketing hero, helping England to win the Ashes twice.

A cricket landmark:South African cricketer Graeme Smith to be first captain to lead in 100 Tests

A cricket landmark:South African cricketer Graeme Smith to be first captain to lead in 100 Tests

The comment from the author of this blog....Village cricket is a spectators' delight. No stands, no roaring crowds, no need to understand the rules to join Stephen Hugh-Jones for the most beautiful scene in England, sun high in the sky, birds circling overhead ...

A favorite British pastime, Cricket. The men look so handsome in their white uniforms.

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