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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.

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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.

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A. E. J. Collins is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Cricket Players from the United Kingdom
Hazaribagh, India Arthur Edward Jeune "James" Collins, typically now known by his initials A. E. J. Collins, was an English cricketer and soldier. He is most famous for achieving the highest-ever ...more

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Adil Rashid is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Cricket Players from the United Kingdom
Bradford, United Kingdom Adil Usman Rashid is an English cricketer of Pakistani origins, who plays for Yorkshire. Previously a player with England Under-19s, in December 2008, he was called into the full England Test ...more

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Adrian Gore is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Cricket Players from the United Kingdom
Adrian Gore Brigadier Adrian Clements Gore DSO won fame as a schoolboy cricketer for Eton College and was named as a Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1919. Gore was a fast-medium bowler with a devastating ...more

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Aidan Crawley is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Cricket Players from the United Kingdom
Benenden, United Kingdom Aidan Merivale Crawley, MBE was a British journalist, television executive and editor, and politician. He was a member of both of Britain's major political parties: the Labour Party and ...more

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Alan Ross is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Cricket Players from the United Kingdom
Kolkata, India Alan John Ross, was a British poet, writer and editor. He was born in Calcutta, India, where he spent the first seven years of his life. When he was sent to be educated in Falmouth, England, ...more

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Alastair McCorquodale is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Cricket Players from the United Kingdom
United Kingdom Alastair McCorquodale was a Scottish athlete and cricketer. McCorquodale was educated at Harrow where he opened the bowling for the 1st XI in the 1948 Eton v Harrow match at Lord's. He ...more

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Alec Douglas-Home is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Cricket Players from the United Kingdom
London, England Alexander Frederick Douglas-Home, Baron Home of the Hirsel, KT, PC was a British Conservative politician who served as Prime Minister from October 1963 to October 1964. He is notable for being ...more

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Alex Blake is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Cricket Players from the United Kingdom
Farnborough, London, London Alexander James Blake is an English cricketer. He currently plays for Kent. He is a left-handed batsman and a right-arm medium-fast bowler. A student of the Kent Academy, Blake was called up to ...more

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Alex Noel is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Cricket Players from the United Kingdom
Jersey, United Kingdom, with Dependencies and Territories Alex Noel is a Jersey cricket player.

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Alfred Lyttelton is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Cricket Players from the United Kingdom
Westminster, London, United Kingdom Alfred Lyttelton QC was a British politician and sportsman who excelled at both football and cricket. During his time at university he participated in Varsity Matches in five sports: cricket, ...more

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Allan Ivo Steel is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Cricket Players from the United Kingdom
Allan Ivo Steel Allan Ivo Steel 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 Fowler's match ...more

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Andrew Armitage is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Cricket Players from the United Kingdom
Andrew Armitage Andrew Armitage (born October 9, 1965) is an English-born Finnish cricketer.

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Arthur Conan Doyle is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Cricket Players from the United Kingdom
Edinburgh, United Kingdom Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle KStJ, DL was a Scottish writer and physician, most noted for his fictional stories about the detective Sherlock Holmes, which are generally considered milestones ...more

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Andrew Flintoff is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Cricket Players from the United Kingdom
City of Preston, Lancashire, United Kingdom Andrew "Freddie" Flintoff, MBE is an English professional cricketer who plays for Brisbane Heat. He has also competed as a professional boxer. A former England Test international, ...more

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Andy Dewhurst is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Cricket Players from the United Kingdom
Andy Dewhurst Jersey, United Kingdom, with Dependencies and Territories Andy Dewhurst is a Jersey cricket player.

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Andy McFarlane is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Cricket Players from the United Kingdom
Andy McFarlane Sion Mills, United Kingdom 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

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Archie Primrose, Lord Dalmeny is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Cricket Players from the United Kingdom
London, United Kingdom Archibald Ronald Primrose, Lord Dalmeny was an English-born Scottish cricketer. Primrose was born in London and was styled Lord Dalmeny as the heir apparent of his father Lord Rosebery, but he ...more

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Arthur C. Clarke is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Cricket Players from the United Kingdom
Minehead, United Kingdom Sir Arthur Charles Clarke, CBE, FRAS was a British science fiction writer, science writer and futurist, inventor, undersea explorer, and television series host. He is perhaps most famous for ...more

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Arthur Heath is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Cricket Players from the United Kingdom
Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom Arthur Howard Heath TD was a British industrialist, first-class cricketer, Rugby Union international and Conservative Party politician.

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Arthur Hope, 2nd Baron Rankeil... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Cricket Players from the United Kingdom
Marylebone, London, United Kingdom Arthur Oswald James Hope, 2nd Baron Rankeillour GCIE MC was a British politician, soldier and administrator. He was a Conservative and served as Member of Parliament for Nuneaton from 1924 to ...more

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Arthur McIntyre is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Cricket Players from the United Kingdom
Arthur McIntyre Kennington Arthur John William McIntyre was an English cricketer. A wicket-keeper, he was an integral part of the Surrey side that won the County Championship in every season from 1952 to 1958 inclusive, ...more

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Arthur Priestley is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Cricket Players from the United Kingdom
Sir Arthur Alexander Priestley was an English Liberal Party politician and cricketer. After three unsuccessful candidacies he held a seat in the House of Commons from 1900 to 1918. At cricket, ...more

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Arthur Thompson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Cricket Players from the United Kingdom
Arthur Thompson Leicester, United Kingdom 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 ...more

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Arthur Wilmot is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Cricket Players from the United Kingdom
Arthur Wilmot Chaddesden, United Kingdom Arthur Alfred Wilmot was an English clergyman and cricketer who played first class cricket for Derbyshire in 1871. Wilmot was born in Chaddesden Hall, Derby the son of Sir Henry Sacheverel ...more

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Azhar Mahmood is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Cricket Players from the United Kingdom
Rawalpindi, Pakistan Azhar Mahmood Sagar is a Pakistani-born cricketer who became a British citizen in 2011 and is now a fully qualified English cricketer who recently joined Kolkata Knight Riders in Indian Premier ...more

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Barry Ashworth is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Cricket Players from the United Kingdom
Barry Ashworth United Kingdom Barry Ashworth is a Costa Rican cricket player.

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Ben Brocklehurst is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Cricket Players from the United Kingdom
Ben Brocklehurst Knapton, United Kingdom Benjamin Gilbert Brocklehurst was an English cricketer and publisher.

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Ben Smith is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Cricket Players from the United Kingdom
Ben Smith United Kingdom Ben Smith is a Costa Rican cricket player.

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Ben Stevens is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Cricket Players from the United Kingdom
Hong Kong, China Ben Stevens is a Jersey cricket player.

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Benjamin Aislabie is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Cricket Players from the United Kingdom
Benjamin Aislabie Newington Green, London, United Kingdom Benjamin Aislabie was a cricketer who played first-class cricket between 1808 and 1841. A wine merchant by trade who had supplied Lord Nelson with wine, he was also the president of the ...more

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Berry is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Cricket Players from the United Kingdom
Berry Berry was an English first-class cricketer associated with Surrey and Godalming Cricket Club who was active in the 1820s and is recorded in one match in 1825, totalling 9 runs with a highest ...more

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Bexley is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Cricket Players from the United Kingdom
Bexley Europe, Eurasia, United Kingdom Bexley was an English first-class cricketer for Berkshire who was active in the 1790s and is recorded in one first-class match in 1794, totalling 5 runs with a highest score of 3.

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Bilal Shafayat is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Cricket Players from the United Kingdom
Bilal Shafayat Nottingham, United Kingdom Bilal Mustapha Shafayat is an English cricketer. He is a middle-order batsman, fast bowler and wicket-keeper. Shafayat was a former captain of the England under-19 side. He was educated at the ...more

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Bill Athey is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Cricket Players from the United Kingdom
Bill Athey Middlesbrough, United Kingdom Charles William Jeffrey "Bill" Athey is a retired English first-class cricketer, who played for England, and first class cricket for Gloucestershire, Yorkshire and Sussex; he also ...more

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Bill Frindall is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Cricket Players from the United Kingdom
Epsom, United Kingdom William Howard "Bill" Frindall, MBE was an English cricket scorer and statistician. He was familiar to cricket followers as a member of the Test Match Special commentary team on BBC ...more

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Billy Griffith is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Cricket Players from the United Kingdom
Billy Griffith Wandsworth, London, United Kingdom Stewart Cathie Griffith, CBE, DFC, TD known as Billy Griffith, was an English cricketer and cricket administrator. He played in three Test matches for England in 1948 and 1949. He played ...more

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Billy King is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Cricket Players from the United Kingdom
County Clare, Republic of Ireland William Robert "Billy" King was an all-round sportsman who played cricket for both Ireland and the Straits Settlements, and played rugby union for Singapore.

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Bob Clapp is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Cricket Players from the United Kingdom
Bob Clapp Eurasia, Weston-super-Mare, South West England Robert John Clapp, known as Bob Clapp is a former English cricketer. He played first-class cricket for Somerset County Cricket Club between 1972 and 1977 but was more prolific in one-day ...more

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Bob Willis is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Cricket Players from the United Kingdom
Sunderland, United Kingdom Robert George Dylan Willis MBE, known as Bob Willis, is an English former cricketer who played for Surrey, Warwickshire, Northern Transvaal and England. A right-handed and aggressive fast bowler ...more

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Bobby Minty is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Cricket Players from the United Kingdom
Bobby Minty Bobby Minty is a Jersey cricket player.

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Bond is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Cricket Players from the United Kingdom
Bond Europe, Eurasia, United Kingdom Bond was an English first-class cricketer associated with Marylebone Cricket Club who was active in the 1800s. He is recorded in one match, totalling 8 runs with a highest score of 8 not out.

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Brian Laity is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Cricket Players from the United Kingdom
Brian Laity Penwith, Eurasia, South West England Brian Laity was an English cricketer. Laity was a right-handed batsman who bowled right-arm off break. He was born in Penzance, Cornwall. Laity made his Minor Counties Championship debut for ...more

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C. B. Fry is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Cricket Players from the United Kingdom
Croydon, London, England Charles Burgess Fry, known as C. B. Fry, was an English polymath; an outstanding sportsman, politician, diplomat, academic, teacher, writer, editor and publisher, who is best remembered for his ...more

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Cecil Palmer is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Cricket Players from the United Kingdom
Cecil Palmer Cecil Howard Palmer was an English cricketer who played nine first-class matches around the turn of the 20th century: eight for Hampshire and one for Worcestershire. Unusually, he played for two ...more

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Charles Clarke is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Cricket Players from the United Kingdom
Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom Charles Cyril Clarke was an English cricketer who played first class cricket for Derbyshire from 1929 to 1933 and for Sussex in 1947. Clarke was born at Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire. He made ...more

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Charles David Hewitt is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Cricket Players from the United Kingdom
Charles David Hewitt Falkland Islands, United Kingdom, with Dependencies and Territories Charles David Hewitt is a Falkland Islands cricket player.

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Charles Du Cane is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Cricket Players from the United Kingdom
Wight, Ryde, Eurasia Sir Charles Du Cane, KCMG was a British Conservative Party politician and colonial administrator who was a Member of Parliament from 1852–1854 and Governor of Tasmania from 1868 to 1874. Du Cane ...more

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Charles Gordon-Lennox, 6th Duk... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Cricket Players from the United Kingdom
Europe, Eurasia, United Kingdom Charles Henry Gordon-Lennox, 6th Duke of Richmond, 6th Duke of Lennox, and 1st Duke of Gordon KG PC, styled Lord Settrington until 1819 and Earl of March between 1819 and 1860, was a British ...more

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Charles Greville is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Cricket Players from the United Kingdom
Charles Cavendish Fulke Greville was an English diarist and an amateur cricketer who played first-class cricket from 1819 to 1827. His father Charles Greville was a second cousin of the 1st Earl ...more

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Charles Higginbotham is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Cricket Players from the United Kingdom
Charles Higginbotham Charing Cross, Glasgow, United Kingdom Charles Ernest Higginbotham was a British soldier who also had a notable cricket career.