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Iconic Photos - Part One

Over the next few weeks, we are going to look back at a few iconic photos from the extensive archives of Somerset County Cricket Club. From Lionel Palairet to Brian Rose. From Harold Gimblett to Marcus Trescothick. We’ve dug out some classic photos from the Club’s illustrious history.

Viv Richards pictured undergoing treatment at the Nuffield Sports Injury Clinic. 1981.


Somerset flew to Newcastle Airport to play in one of the first ever floodlit cricket matches to be staged against Northumberland at Jarrow. Sponsored by Taunton Cider the squad flew from Bristol in two small aircraft – a journey that some of them didn’t enjoy.

Pictured left to right – Peter Roebuck, Brian Rose , Vic Marks, Viv Richards, Joel Garner, Ian Botham, Peter Denning, Jock McCombe, Jeremy Lloyds, Phil Slocombe, Colin Dredge and Nigel Felton. 



Somerset celebrate winning the division 2 title at Chelmsford, 2007.


Lionel Palairet poses for a photograph in the early 20th century. Palairet was an amateur cricketer who played for Somerset and Oxford University. He played in 2 Test matches for England and was known to be one of the most attractive batsmen of the times. 


Somerset celebrate winning the Royal London One-Day Cup on the balcony of Lord’s Cricket Ground in May 2019. They beat Hampshire by 6 wickets to claim a first cup competition in 14 years. 

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