Category Archives: My favourite cricketer

Peter Loader: An unlikely hero

England and Surrey fast bowler Peter Loader has died aged 81. In 2009 Jonathan Rice selected him as his favourite cricketer for TWC. There is no logical reason why my favourite cricketer should be Peter Loader, the Surrey and England … Continue reading

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My favourite cricketer: Brian Statham

Thewisdencricketer.com reader David Grundy is the latest winner of our My Favourite Cricketer competition for his entry on the Lancashire and England bowler Brian Statham. My first was Brian Statham’s last. His retirement game was the Roses match at Old … Continue reading

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My Favourite Cricketer: Robin Smith

Thewisdencricketer.com reader Rich Cridge is the latest winner of our My Favourite Cricketer competition for his entry on the Hampshire and England batsman Robin Smith. Cricket has always been there for me: Tony Lewis’s Welsh tones in the background as … Continue reading

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My Favourite Cricketer: 'Batsman, bowler, wicketkeeper and first slip stood frozen in amazement'

Thewisdencricketer.com reader Graham D. Brice is the latest winner of our My Favourite Cricketer competition. Summer 1968, perhaps ’69. Me a 15-year-old, gangly, six foot-plus youth, with limited cricketing ability, severe hayfever and a neighbour on my paper round who … Continue reading

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My Favourite Cricketer: Jim Parks

Thewisdencricketer.com reader Derek Watts is the latest winner of our My Favourite Cricketer competition for his entry on Sussex wicketkeeper Jim Parks. I watched my earliest first-class cricket at the Central Ground in Hastings around 1952. It would have been … Continue reading

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My Favourite Cricketer: Andy Lloyd

Thewisdencricketer.com reader Steve Jones is the fifth winner of our My Favourite Cricketer competition for his entry on Warwickshire batsman Andy Lloyd Andy Lloyd never had much luck. In fact, my A level Physics exam encompassed the whole of his … Continue reading

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My Favourite Cricketer: Frank Hayes

Thewisdencricketer.com reader Paul Eade is the fourth winner of our My Favourite Cricketer competition for his entry on Lancashire batsman Frank Hayes Frank Hayes was destined to be my favourite cricketer. In 1973, I discovered cricket. Hayes was the man … Continue reading

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My Favourite Cricketer: Steve Waugh

Photograph by Patrick Eagar TWC.com reader Damith Samarakoon is the third winner of our My Favourite Cricketer competition for his entry on Steve Waugh Coming from Sri Lanka, it was unimaginable that you lowered yourself to say something positive about … Continue reading

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My Favourite Cricketer: Ray Price

TWC.com reader Alex Fensome is the second winner of our My Favourite Cricketer competition for his entry on Zimbabwe spinner Ray Price I can’t remember exactly when I became infatuated with Zimbabwean cricket. It was a while back. They are … Continue reading

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My Favourite Cricketer: Neil Fairbrother

Mark Shuttleworth is the first winner of our My Favourite Cricketer competition for his entry on Neil Fairbother Cricket bit me when a friend of a friend gave me the Observer’s Book of Cricket. I was about 10 years old … Continue reading

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