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Famous Cricket Players from the United Kingdom

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List of famous cricket players from United Kingdom, listed alphabetically with photos of the players when available. United Kingdom has produced some very talented cricket players over the years, including slips, sweepers and wicket-keepers. These are some of the best British cricket players to ever live, so if you're a native of United Kingdom and are aspiring to play cricket professionally then these people should be your idols. If you're searching for a particular popular cricket player from United Kingdom then you can use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

List includes Joseph Williams, Tim Bresnan, more.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the greatest British cricket players?" and "Which cricket players are from United Kingdom?"

You can click on the names of these legendary cricket players of United Kingdom in order to get more information about each one. If you play cricket or just love the sport then use this list of talented British cricket players to find some athletes you haven't heard of before.
  • 1

    A. E. J. Collins

    Hazaribagh, India
    Arthur Edward Jeune "James" Collins (18 August 1885 – 11 November 1914), typically now known by his initials A. E. J. Collins, was an English cricketer and soldier. He held, for 116 years, the record...  more
  • 2

    Adil Rashid

    Bradford, United Kingdom
    Adil Usman Rashid (born 17 February 1988) is an English cricketer who plays for Yorkshire and England as a leg spinner. Rashid was part of the England squad that won the 2019 Cricket World...  more
  • 3

    Adrian Gore

    Brigadier Adrian Clements Gore (14 May 1900 − 7 June 1990) was a British Army officer who served with distinction in World War II. He won fame as a schoolboy cricketer for Eton College and was named...  more
  • 4

    Aidan Crawley

    Benenden, United Kingdom
    Aidan Merivale Crawley, (10 April 1908 – 3 November 1993) was a British journalist, television executive and editor, and politician. He was a member of both of Britain's major political parties: the...  more
  • 5

    Alan Ross

    Kolkata, India
    Alan John Ross (6 May 1922 – 14 February 2001) was a British poet, writer, editor and publisher. He was born in Calcutta, India, where he spent the first seven years of his life. When he was sent to...  more
  • 6

    Alastair McCorquodale

    United Kingdom
    Alastair McCorquodale (5 December 1925 in Hillhead, Glasgow – 27 February 2009 in Grantham) was a Scottish athlete and cricketer. McCorquodale was educated at Harrow where he opened the bowling for...  more
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    Alec Douglas-Home

    Mayfair, London
    Alexander Frederick Douglas-Home, Baron Home of the Hirsel, ( (listen); 2 July 1903 – 9 October 1995), was a British Conservative politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from...  more
  • 8

    Alex Blake

    Farnborough, London
    Alexander James Blake (born 25 January 1989) is an English professional cricketer who plays for Kent County Cricket Club. He is a left-handed batsman who bowls occasionally. Blake was born in...  more
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    Alex Noel

    Jersey, United Kingdom

    Batting StyleRight-handed

    Alex Noel is a Jersey cricket player....  more
  • 10

    Alfred Lyttelton

    Westminster, London
    Alfred Lyttelton KC (7 February 1857 – 5 July 1913) was a British politician and sportsman from the Lyttelton family who excelled at both football and cricket. During his time at university he...  more
  • 11

    Allan Ivo Steel

    Allan Ivo Steel (1892–1917) was an English cricketer. Allan Steel was born in Toxteth Park, Liverpool, the son of the Lancashire cricketer A. G. Steel. He attended Eton College, and played in...  more
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    Andrew Armitage

    Andrew Armitage (born October 9, 1965) is an English-born Finnish cricketer....
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    Arthur Conan Doyle

    Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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  • 14

    Andrew Flintoff

    City of Preston, Lancashire

    Batting StyleRight-handed

    Batting Average32.01

    Andrew Flintoff (born 6 December 1977), also known as Freddie Flintoff, is an English television presenter and former international cricketer. Flintoff played all forms of the game and was one of...  more
  • 15

    Andy Dewhurst

    Europe, Eurasia

    Batting StyleRight-handed

    Andy Dewhurst is a Jersey cricket player....
  • 16

    Andy McFarlane

    Eurasia, Sion Mills
    Andrew McFarlane was an Irish cricketer. McFarlane was a right-handed batsman who bowled right-arm off break. He was born at Sion Mills, United Kingdom. He was educated at the Sion Mills Public...  more
  • 17

    Archie Primrose, Lord Dalmeny

    London, United Kingdom
    Archibald Ronald Primrose, Lord Dalmeny (1 August 1910 – 11 November 1931) was an English-born Scottish cricketer. Primrose was born in London and was styled Lord Dalmeny as the heir apparent of his...  more
  • 18

    Arthur C. Clarke

    Minehead, United Kingdom
    Sir Arthur Charles Clarke (16 December 1917 – 19 March 2008) was a British science fiction writer, science writer and futurist, inventor, undersea explorer, and television series host. He co-wrote...  more

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  • 19

    Arthur Heath

    Newcastle-under-Lyme, Eurasia
    Arthur Howard Heath TD (29 May 1856 – 24 April 1930) was a British industrialist, first-class cricketer, Rugby Union international and Conservative Party politician....  more
  • 20
    Arthur Oswald James Hope, 2nd Baron Rankeillour (7 May 1897 – 26 May 1958) was a British politician, soldier and administrator. He was a Conservative and served as Member of Parliament for Nuneaton...  more
  • 21

    Arthur McIntyre

    Arthur John William McIntyre (14 May 1918 – 26 December 2009) was an English cricketer. A wicket-keeper, he was an integral part of the Surrey side that won the County Championship in every season...  more
  • 22
    Sir Arthur Alexander Priestley (9 November 1865 – 10 April 1933) was an English Liberal Party politician and cricketer. After three unsuccessful candidacies he held a seat in the House of Commons...  more
  • 23

    Arthur Thompson

    Leicester, United Kingdom

    Batting StyleLeft-handed

    Arthur Paul Thompson was an English cricketer. Thompson was a left-handed batsman who bowled right-arm medium pace. He was born at Leicester, Leicestershire. Thompson made two first-class appearances...  more
  • 24

    Arthur Wilmot

    Chaddesden, United Kingdom
    Arthur Alfred Wilmot (14 February 1845 — 12 May 1876) was an English clergyman and cricketer who played first-class cricket for Derbyshire in 1871....  more
  • 25

    Azhar Mahmood

    Rawalpindi, Pakistan

    Batting StyleRight-handed

    Batting Average18.1

    Azhar Mahmood Sagar (Punjabi: اظہر محمود ساگر; born 28 February 1975) is a British Pakistani cricket coach and former cricketer. He is the current bowling coach of the Pakistani national cricket...  more