Famous British Cricketers

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Ben Stokes
(British Cricketer)
Ben Stokes
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Birthdate: June 4, 1991
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Christchurch, New Zealand

Ben Stokes is an English cricketer. Considered one of the most important players in all three formats of the game, Stokes was honored with the ICC Award for Best Men's Cricketer in 2019. In 2019 and 2020, he was adjudged the Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World. Ben Stokes is currently serving as the captain of the England Test team.

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Andrew Flintoff
(Cricketer)
Andrew Flintoff
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Birthdate: December 6, 1977
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Preston, Lancashire, England, UK
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Stuart Broad
(Cricketer)
Stuart Broad
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Birthdate: June 24, 1986
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, UK
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 4 
Alastair Cook
(Cricketer)
Alastair Cook
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Birthdate: December 25, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England, UK
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Kevin Pietersen
(Cricketer)
Kevin Pietersen
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Birthdate: June 27, 1980
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Pietermaritzburg, South Africa

Born to a South African father and an English mother, former England cricketer Kevin Pietersen still holds the record for being the fastest to make 2,000 ODI runs. Named a Wisden Cricketer of the Year, he was also nicknamed “shining” once, for his phenomenal contribution to the England team.

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James Anderson
(Cricketer)
James Anderson
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Birthdate: July 30, 1982
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Burnley, Lancashire, England
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Jos Buttler
(Cricketer)
Jos Buttler
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Birthdate: September 8, 1990
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Taunton
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Jonny Bairstow
(Cricketer)
Jonny Bairstow
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Birthdate: September 26, 1989
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bradford
 9 
Joe Root
(Cricketer)
Joe Root
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Birthdate: December 30, 1990
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England
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Ian Botham
(Cricketer)
Ian Botham
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Birthdate: November 24, 1955
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Heswall, Cheshire, England
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David Gower
(Cricketer)
David Gower
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Birthdate: April 1, 1957
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England
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Geoffrey Boycott
(Cricketer)
Geoffrey Boycott
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Birthdate: October 21, 1940
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Fitzwilliam, United Kingdom
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William Gilbert Grace
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Birthdate: July 18, 1848
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Downend, England
Died: October 23, 1915
 14 
Bob Willis
(Cricketer)
Bob Willis
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Birthdate: May 30, 1949
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Sunderland, United Kingdom
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Graham Gooch
(Cricketer)
Graham Gooch
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Birthdate: July 23, 1953
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Whipps Cross, England
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Clive Lloyd
(Former cricketer who played for the West Indies cricket team)
Clive Lloyd
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Birthdate: August 31, 1944
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Georgetown, Guyana
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Nasser Hussain
(Cricketer)
Nasser Hussain
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Birthdate: March 28, 1968
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Madras, India

Born to an Indian Muslim father and a British mother in Madras, Nasser Hussain moved to England with his family, as a child. At 12, he was the youngest to join the Essex Under-15 cricket team. He grew up to become one of the best English Test cricket captains.

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Bob Woolmer
(English cricketer and coach)
Bob Woolmer
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Birthdate: May 14, 1948
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kanpur, United Province, Dominion of India
Died: March 18, 2007
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Monty Panesar
(Cricketer)
Monty Panesar
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Birthdate: April 25, 1982
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Luton, England
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Andrew Strauss
(Cricketer, Autobiographer)
Andrew Strauss
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Birthdate: March 2, 1977
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Johannesburg, Transvaal Province, South Africa
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Sir John Berry Hobbs
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Birthdate: December 16, 1882
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cambridge, England
Died: December 21, 1963
 22 
Phil Tufnell
(Cricketer)
Phil Tufnell
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Birthdate: April 29, 1966
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Barnet, London, England
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John Bowes-Lyon
(Stockbroker, Cricketer)
John Bowes-Lyon
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Birthdate: April 1, 1886
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: February 7, 1930

John Bowes-Lyon was a British stockbroker and cricketer. He was the son of the Countess of Strathmore and Kinghorne and the 14th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne. He was also Queen Elizabeth II's uncle. He is also remembered for being a part of the Black Watch during World War I.

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Michael Vaughan
(Cricketer)
Michael Vaughan
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Birthdate: October 29, 1974
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Eccles, Greater Manchester, England
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Fred Trueman
(Cricketer)
Fred Trueman
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Birthdate: February 6, 1931
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Stainton, England
Died: July 1, 2006
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Sir Leonard Hutton
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Birthdate: June 23, 1916
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Yorkshire, England
Died: September 6, 1990
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Tony Greig
(South African-born England Test Cricketer Who Played as an All-Rounder)
Tony Greig
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Birthdate: October 6, 1946
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Queenstown, South Africa
Died: December 29, 2012

Born into a family of cricketers, Tony Greig was as famous for his 6’6” frame as he was for his cricket skills. The former English Test cricket captain and all-rounder later gained fame as a commentator, too. He spent his final years battling lung cancer and died of a heart attack.

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Graeme Swann
(Cricketer)
Graeme Swann
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Birthdate: March 24, 1979
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Northampton, Northamptonshire, England
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Michael Atherton
(Cricketer, Journalist)
Michael Atherton
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Birthdate: March 23, 1968
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Failsworth, Lancashire, England
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Darren Gough
(Cricketer)
Darren Gough
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Birthdate: September 18, 1970
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Monk Bretton, Barnsley, England
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David Lloyd
(Cricketer, Cricket umpire, Association football player)
David Lloyd
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Birthdate: March 18, 1947
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Accrington, Lancashire, England
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Walter Reginald Hammond
(English Cricketer)
Walter Reginald Hammond
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Birthdate: June 19, 1903
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dover, Kent, England
Died: July 1, 1965
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Jonathan Agnew
(Cricketer)
Jonathan Agnew
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Birthdate: April 4, 1960
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Macclesfield, England
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Colin Cowdrey
(Cricketer)
Colin Cowdrey
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Birthdate: December 24, 1932
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ootacamund, Madras Presidency, British India
Died: December 4, 2000
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Denis Compton
(One of England’s Most Remarkable Batsmen)
Denis Compton
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Birthdate: May 23, 1918
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hendon, Middlesex, England
Died: April 23, 1997
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Jim Laker
(Cricketer)
Jim Laker
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Birthdate: February 9, 1922
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Frizinghall, Bradford, United Kingdom
Died: April 23, 1986
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Alec Stewart
(Cricketer)
Alec Stewart
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Birthdate: April 8, 1963
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Merton Park, England
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Edward Ralph Dexter
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Birthdate: May 15, 1935
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Milan, Italy
Died: August 25, 2021
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Harold Larwood
(Former Cricketer)
Harold Larwood
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Birthdate: November 14, 1904
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Nuncargate, England, United Kingdom
Died: July 22, 1995
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Mike Gatting
(Cricketer)
Mike Gatting
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Birthdate: June 6, 1957
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kingsbury, London, England
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Basil D'Oliveira
(England International Cricketer)
Basil D'Oliveira
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Birthdate: October 4, 1931
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cape Town, South Africa
Died: November 19, 2011

Apart from captaining the non-white South African cricket team, Basil D'Oliveira also played football. His inclusion in the England team later led to the boycott of apartheid-ridden South Africa from Test cricket for 22 years, in what is now known as the D'Oliveira Affair. He received honors such as the CBE.

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Mike Brearley
(Cricketer, Psychoanalyst)
Mike Brearley
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Birthdate: April 28, 1942
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Harrow, Middlesex, England
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Sydney Barnes
(Cricketer)
Sydney Barnes
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Birthdate: April 19, 1873
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Smethwick, United Kingdom
Died: December 26, 1967
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David Shepherd
(Cricket umpire, Cricketer)
David Shepherd
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Birthdate: December 27, 1940
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bideford, Devon, England
Died: October 27, 2009
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Learie Constantine
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Birthdate: September 21, 1901
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Diego Martin, Trinidad and Tobago
Died: July 1, 1971
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Douglas Jardine
(Cricketer)
Douglas Jardine
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Birthdate: October 23, 1900
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Malabar Hill, Mumbai, India
Died: June 18, 1958
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Alan Lamb
(Cricketer)
Alan Lamb
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Birthdate: June 20, 1954
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Langebaanweg, South Africa
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Ben Hollioake
(All-Rounder Cricketer)
Ben Hollioake
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Birthdate: November 11, 1977
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia
Died: March 23, 2002
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Wilfred Rhodes
(Cricketer)
Wilfred Rhodes
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Birthdate: October 29, 1877
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kirkheaton, England
Died: July 9, 1973
Frederic Thesiger, 1st Viscount Chelmsford
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Birthdate: August 12, 1868
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London, England
Died: April 1, 1933