Hallam Moseley

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Hallam Moseley
Personal information
Full name Hallam Reynold Moseley
Born (1948-05-28) 28 May 1948 (age 69)
Christ Church, Barbados
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
Role Bowler
Domestic team information
Years Team
1969–1982 Somerset
1969–1972 Barbados
First-class debut 20 August 1969 Barbados v Nottinghamshire
Last First-class 11 September 1982 Somerset v Lancashire
Career statistics
Competition First-class List A
Matches 213 212
Runs scored 1533 519
Batting average 12.46 8.23
100s/50s 0/2 0/0
Top score 67 33
Balls bowled 32653 10328
Wickets 557 313
Bowling average 24.53 19.91
5 wickets in innings 16 4
10 wickets in match 1 n/a
Best bowling 6/34 5/30
Catches/stumpings 78/– 37/–
Source: Cricket Archive, 21 September 2009

Hallam Reynold Moseley (born 28 May 1948 in Christ Church, Barbados) is a former first-class cricketer who played for Somerset and Barbados in a career spanning from 1969 to 1982. He was a right-arm fast-medium pace bowler who, in the opinion of Sir Garry Sobers, was never far away from a place in the West Indies team.[1]


Touring England at the age of 21 with a team from his native Barbados, Moseley caught the eye of Bill Andrews,[2] and with the recommendation of Sir Garry Sobers,[1] he arrived in Taunton within a year.[2] However, qualification problems were to delay his debut for Somerset until the fourth match of the 1971 John Player League. He provided good support for Allan Jones and Tom Cartwright, taking 19 one-day wickets at 20.26 in his first season.[3] A particularly strong one-day bowler, Moseley led Somerset in wickets in the John Player League in 1973,[4] 1975,[5] 1977,[6] 1978,[7] 1980[8] and 1982,[9] never quite showing the consistency needed to break into a West Indies squad already full of pacy seam bowlers.

His relationship with the fans was exceptional; a happy, smiling, bespectacled West Indian whose distinctive under-arm returns to the wicket-keeper[2] drew whistles of admiration and envy,[1] and whose batting exploits, while unsuccessful helped turn him into a local star.[2] He received his county cap during his second season at Somerset. Moseley's later career suffered greatly with the two overseas players limitation, with Joel Garner and Viv Richards filling those slots whenever available.


  1. ^ a b c Foot, David (2005-12-01). "Somerset cult heroes". The Wisden Cricketer. Retrieved 2009-09-21. 
  2. ^ a b c d Eddie Lawrence. Somerset County Cricket Club (100 Greats) (2001 ed.). Tempus Publishing. p. 83. ISBN 0-7524-2178-6. 
  3. ^ "Bowling for Somerset: John Player League 1971". Cricket Archive. Retrieved 2009-09-21. 
  4. ^ "Bowling for Somerset: John Player League 1973". Cricket Archive. Retrieved 2009-09-21. 
  5. ^ "Bowling for Somerset: John Player League 1975". Cricket Archive. Retrieved 2009-09-21. 
  6. ^ "Bowling for Somerset: John Player League 1977". Cricket Archive. Retrieved 2009-09-21. 
  7. ^ "Bowling for Somerset: John Player League 1978". Cricket Archive. Retrieved 2009-09-21. 
  8. ^ "Bowling for Somerset: John Player League 1980". Cricket Archive. Retrieved 2009-09-21. 
  9. ^ "Bowling for Somerset: John Player League 1982". Cricket Archive. Retrieved 2009-09-21. 

External links[edit]

Hallam Moseley at ESPNcricinfo