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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.

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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

Nationality: United Kingdom

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 ...more
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Adil Rashid is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Cricket Players from the United Kingdom
West Yorkshire, Yorkshire, Eurasia

Nationality: United Kingdom, England

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
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Adrian Gore is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Cricket Players from the United Kingdom
Adrian Gore

Nationality: United Kingdom, England

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 ...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

Nationality: 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: ...more
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Alan Ross is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Cricket Players from the United Kingdom
Kolkata, India

Nationality: India, United Kingdom

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 ...more
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Alastair McCorquodale is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Cricket Players from the United Kingdom
United Kingdom

Nationality: 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 ...more
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Alec Douglas-Home is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Cricket Players from the United Kingdom
Mayfair, London, London

Nationality: United Kingdom, England

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 ...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

Nationality: United Kingdom

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 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Cricket Players from the United Kingdom
Europe, Eurasia, Jersey

Nationality: United Kingdom

Batting Style: Right-handed

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

Nationality: United Kingdom

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

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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

Nationality: United Kingdom, England

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 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Cricket Players from the United Kingdom
Andrew Armitage

Nationality: United Kingdom, Finland

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

Nationality: Scotland

Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle (22 May 1859 – 7 July 1930) was a Scottish writer, who created the character Sherlock Holmes. Originally a physician, in 1887 he published A Study in Scarlet, the ...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

Nationality: United Kingdom

Batting Style: Right-handed

Batting Average: 32.01

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 ...more
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Andy Dewhurst is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Cricket Players from the United Kingdom
Andy Dewhurst Europe, Eurasia, Jersey

Nationality: United Kingdom

Batting Style: Right-handed

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 Eurasia, Sion Mills, United Kingdom

Nationality: 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 Da... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Cricket Players from the United Kingdom
London, United Kingdom

Nationality: 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 ...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

Nationality: Sri Lanka, 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 ...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

Nationality: United Kingdom

Arthur Howard Heath TD (29 May 1856 – 24 April 1930) was a British industrialist, first-class cricketer, Rugby Union international and Conservative Party politician.
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Arthur Hope, 2nd Baron R... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Cricket Players from the United Kingdom
Marylebone, London, United Kingdom

Nationality: United Kingdom

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 ...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

Nationality: United Kingdom, England

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 ...more
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Arthur Priestley is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Cricket Players from the United Kingdom

Nationality: United Kingdom, England

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 ...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

Nationality: United Kingdom

Batting Style: Left-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 ...more
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Arthur Wilmot is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Cricket Players from the United Kingdom
Arthur Wilmot Eurasia, Chaddesden, United Kingdom

Nationality: United Kingdom, England

Arthur Alfred Wilmot (14 February 1845 — 12 May 1876) was an English clergyman and cricketer who played first-class cricket for Derbyshire in 1871.
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Azhar Mahmood is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Cricket Players from the United Kingdom
Rawalpindi, Pakistan

Nationality: Pakistan, United Kingdom

Batting Style: Right-handed

Batting Average: 18.1

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