Famous British Cricketers

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 1 Andrew Flintoff

Andrew Flintoff
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: December 6, 1977
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Preston, Lancashire, England, UK

 2 Alastair Cook

Alastair Cook
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: December 25, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England, UK

 3 Stuart Broad

Stuart Broad
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: June 24, 1986
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, UK
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 4 James Anderson

James Anderson
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: July 30, 1982
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Burnley, Lancashire, England

 5 Nasser Hussain

Nasser Hussain
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Famous As: Cricketer
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.

 6 Ian Botham

Ian Botham
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: November 24, 1955
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Heswall, Cheshire, England

 7 Jos Buttler

Jos Buttler
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: September 8, 1990
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Taunton
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 8 Jonny Bairstow

Jonny Bairstow
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: September 26, 1989
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bradford

 9 Joe Root

Joe Root
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: December 30, 1990
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England

 10 Geoffrey Boycott

Geoffrey Boycott
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: October 21, 1940
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Fitzwilliam, United Kingdom

 11 William Gilbert Grace

William Gilbert Grace
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: July 18, 1848
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Downend, England
Died: October 23, 1915

 12 Isa Guha

Isa Guha
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: May 21, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom
British cricket commentator and TV/radio sportscaster Isa Guha is also a former cricketer who has been part of the English squads of the 2005 and the 2009 World Cups, winning the latter with the squad. She was named the 2002 BBC Asian Network Sports Personality of the Year.

 13 David Gower

David Gower
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: April 1, 1957
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England

 14 Monty Panesar

Monty Panesar
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: April 25, 1982
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Luton, England

 15 Bob Willis

Bob Willis
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: May 30, 1949
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Sunderland, United Kingdom

 16 Sir John Berry Hobbs

Sir John Berry Hobbs
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: December 16, 1882
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Cambridge, England
Died: December 21, 1963

 17 Graham Gooch

Graham Gooch
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: July 23, 1953
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Whipps Cross, England

 18 Andrew Strauss

Andrew Strauss
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Famous As: Cricketer, Autobiographer
Birthdate: March 2, 1977
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Johannesburg, Transvaal Province, South Africa

 19 John Bowes-Lyon

John Bowes-Lyon
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Famous As: Stockbroker, Cricketer
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.

 20 Michael Vaughan

Michael Vaughan
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: October 29, 1974
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Eccles, Greater Manchester, England

 21 Tony Greig

Tony Greig
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Famous As: Cricketer
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.

 22 Phil Tufnell

Phil Tufnell
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: April 29, 1966
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Barnet, London, England

 23 Sir Leonard Hutton

Sir Leonard Hutton
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: June 23, 1916
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Yorkshire, England
Died: September 6, 1990

 24 Graeme Swann

Graeme Swann
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: March 24, 1979
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Northampton, Northamptonshire, England

 25 Fred Trueman

Fred Trueman
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: February 6, 1931
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Stainton, England
Died: July 1, 2006

 26 Michael Atherton

Michael Atherton
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Famous As: Cricketer, Journalist
Birthdate: March 23, 1968
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Failsworth, Lancashire, England

 27 Darren Gough

Darren Gough
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: September 18, 1970
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Monk Bretton, Barnsley, England

 28 Bob Woolmer

Bob Woolmer
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Famous As: English cricketer and coach
Birthdate: May 14, 1948
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kanpur, United Province, Dominion of India
Died: March 18, 2007

 29 David Lloyd

David Lloyd
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Famous As: Cricketer, Cricket umpire, Association football player
Birthdate: March 18, 1947
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Accrington, Lancashire, England

 30 Jonathan Agnew

Jonathan Agnew
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: April 4, 1960
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Macclesfield, England

 31 Walter Reginald Hammond

Walter Reginald Hammond
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: June 19, 1903
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dover, United Kingdom
Died: July 1, 1965

 32 Jim Laker

Jim Laker
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: February 9, 1922
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Frizinghall, Bradford, United Kingdom
Died: April 23, 1986

 33 Denis Charles Scott Compton

Denis Charles Scott Compton
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: May 23, 1918
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hendon, England
Died: April 23, 1997

 34 Colin Cowdrey

Colin Cowdrey
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: December 24, 1932
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ootacamund, Madras Presidency, British India
Died: December 4, 2000

 35 Alec Stewart

Alec Stewart
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: April 8, 1963
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Merton Park, England

 36 David Shepherd

David Shepherd
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Famous As: Cricket umpire, Cricketer
Birthdate: December 27, 1940
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bideford, Devon, England
Died: October 27, 2009

 37 Edward Ralph Dexter

Edward Ralph Dexter
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: May 15, 1935
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Milan, Italy
Died: August 25, 2021

 38 Mike Gatting

Mike Gatting
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: June 6, 1957
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kingsbury, London, England

 39 Basil D'Oliveira

Basil D'Oliveira
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Famous As: Cricketer
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.

 40 Learie Constantine

Learie Constantine
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: September 21, 1901
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Diego Martin, Trinidad and Tobago
Died: July 1, 1971

 41 Mike Brearley

Mike Brearley
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Famous As: Cricketer, Psychoanalyst
Birthdate: April 28, 1942
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Harrow, Middlesex, England

 42 Charles Studd

Charles Studd
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Famous As: Cricketer, Author, Missionary
Birthdate: December 2, 1860
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Spratton
Died: July 16, 1931

Charles Studd was a British missionary and professional cricket player. He is credited with establishing the Heart of Africa Mission, which is now referred to as WEC International. As a cricketer, Charles Studd is remembered for playing in the 1882 match against Australia, which paved the way for the famous Ashes Test cricket series.

 43 Ben Hollioake

Ben Hollioake
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Famous As: All-Rounder Cricketer
Birthdate: November 11, 1977
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia
Died: March 23, 2002

 44 Sydney Barnes

Sydney Barnes
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: April 19, 1873
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Smethwick, United Kingdom
Died: December 26, 1967

 45 Douglas Jardine

Douglas Jardine
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: October 23, 1900
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Malabar Hill, Mumbai, India
Died: June 18, 1958

 46 Ashley Giles

Ashley Giles
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: March 19, 1973
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Chertsey, Surrey, England

 47 Wilfred Rhodes

Wilfred Rhodes
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: October 29, 1877
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kirkheaton, England
Died: July 9, 1973

 48 Alan Lamb

Alan Lamb
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Famous As: Cricketer
Birthdate: June 20, 1954
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Langebaanweg, South Africa

 49 Ray Illingworth

Ray Illingworth
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Famous As: Cricketer, Commentator
Birthdate: June 8, 1932
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Pudsey, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

 50 Frederic Thesiger, 1st Viscount Chelmsford

Frederic Thesiger, 1st Viscount Chelmsford
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Famous As: British statesman
Birthdate: August 12, 1868
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: London, England
Died: April 1, 1933