List of Gloucestershire cricket captains

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W. G. Grace is was the first club captain of Gloucestershire County Cricket Club

Gloucestershire County Cricket Club are an English cricket club based in Bristol. The club has played first-class cricket since 1870 against Surrey.[1] The club have played both List A cricket and Twenty20 cricket since their introductions into the English game in 1963 and 2003 respectively.

The county were captained for their first 29 years of first-class cricket by W. G. Grace, whose family had helped form the club.[1] The 359 first-class matches which he captained are the most by any player, eclipsing the combined 327 matches of Mark Alleyne, who led the county in all three formats of the game. Alleyne captained the county during its most prosperous spell, during which time they won eight one-day trophies.[2] Gloucestershire have never won the official County Championship, but have runners-up on a number of occasions.[3] They achieved this twice under the captaincy of Bev Lyon, whose captaincy was the primary factor in him being named as one of the Wisden Cricketers of the Year in 1931. Wisden noted that he was "a possible England captain," though he never went on to appear for England.[4]

The majority of Gloucestershire's captains have been English, only Mike Procter and Courtney Walsh have played international cricket for a different nation. Walter Troup, Cyril Sewell and George Emmett were all born outside of the United Kingdom, but within the British Empire. Three members of the Graveney family captained the county: Tom Graveney from 1959 to 1960, his brother Ken Graveney from 1963 to 1964, and the latter's son David Graveney between 1982 and 1988.[5]

Key[edit]

  • Years denotes the years in which the player was named as official club captain for Gloucestershire.
  • First denotes the date of the first match in which the player captained Gloucestershire.
  • Last denotes the date of the last match in which the player captained Gloucestershire.
  • FC denotes the number of first-class matches in which the player captained Gloucestershire.
  • LA denotes the number of List A matches in which the player captained Gloucestershire.
  • T20 denotes the number of Twenty20 matches in which the player captained Gloucestershire.
  • Total denotes the total number of first-class, List A and Twenty20 matches in which the player captained Gloucestershire.

Official captains[edit]

No. Name Nationality Years First Last FC LA T20 Total Refs
1 W. G. Grace  England 1870–1899 28 July 1870 25 May 1899 359 359 [6]
2 Walter Troup  England 1899 15 May 1899 29 June 1911 21 21 [7]
3 Gilbert Jessop  England 1900–1912 14 May 1900 4 August 1913 252 252 [8]
4 Cyril Sewell  England 1913–1914 23 May 1912 31 August 1914 47 47 [9]
5 Foster Robinson  England 1919–1921 23 May 1919 30 August 1922 62 62 [10]
6 Philip Williams  England 1922–1923 30 June 1920 20 May 1925 49 49 [11]
7 Douglas Robinson  England 1924–1926 11 June 1921 21 August 1926 86 86 [12]
8 William Rowlands  England 1927–1928 28 May 1921 25 August 1928 60 60 [13]
9 Bev Lyon  England 1929–1934 29 May 1926 19 August 1939 128 128 [14]
10 Dallas Page  England 1935–1936 2 May 1934 29 August 1936 83 83 [15]
11 Basil Allen  England 1937–1938
1947–1950
22 July 1933 2 September 1950 190 190 [16]
12 Wally Hammond  England 1939–1946 6 June 1931 10 August 1946 63 63 [17]
13 Derrick Bailey  England 1951–1952 15 June 1949 30 August 1952 51 51 [18]
14 Jack Crapp  England 1953–1954 12 May 1951 1 June 1955 64 64 [19]
15 George Emmett  England 1955–1958 3 June 1953 15 August 1959 140 140 [20]
16 Tom Graveney  England 1959–1960 13 June 1951 27 August 1960 49 49 [21]
17 Tom Pugh  England 1961–1962 29 April 1961 5 September 1962 45 45 [22]
18 Ken Graveney  England 1963–1964 1 May 1963 2 September 1964 56 2 58 [23][24]
19 John Mortimore  England 1965–1967 29 April 1964 6 September 1967 94 4 98 [25][26]
20 Arthur Milton  England 1968 17 July 1957 13 September 1969 45 5 50 [27][28]
21 Tony Brown  England 1969–1976 27 April 1969 8 September 1976 165 149 314 [29][30]
22 Mike Procter  South Africa 1977–1981 26 May 1971 1 July 1981 93 94 187 [31][32]
23 David Graveney  England 1982–1988 13 May 1981 14 September 1988 170 144 314 [33][34]
24 Bill Athey  England 1989 12 July 1987 30 August 1992 29 24 53 [35][36]
25 Tony Wright  England 1990–1993 2 May 1989 7 July 1993 78 82 160 [37][38]
26 Courtney Walsh  West Indies 1993–1994
1996
4 August 1990 19 September 1996 41 36 77 [39][40]
27 Jack Russell  England 1995 8 August 1993 19 July 2002 24 37 61 [41][42]
28 Mark Alleyne  England 1997–2005 25 June 1994 25 September 2005 115 194 18 327 [43][44][45]
29 Jon Lewis  England 2006–2008 20 July 2005 4 June 2009 29 21 14 64 [46][47][48]
30 Alex Gidman  England 2009–2012 10 August 2005 11 September 2012 86 73 33 192 [49][50][51]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Cricinfo staff. "Gloucestershire release Mark Alleyne". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 16 November 2012. 
  3. ^ "County Champions 1890-2012 / County Championship". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 16 November 2012. 
  4. ^ "Cricketer of the Year 1931: Beverley Hamilton Lyon". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 16 November 2012. 
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  7. ^ "W Troup as captain in first-class matches where team is Gloucestershire". CricketArchive. Retrieved 16 November 2012. 
  8. ^ "GL Jessop as captain in first-class matches where team is Gloucestershire". CricketArchive. Retrieved 16 November 2012. 
  9. ^ "COH Sewell as captain in first-class matches where team is Gloucestershire". CricketArchive. Retrieved 16 November 2012. 
  10. ^ "FG Robinson as captain in first-class matches where team is Gloucestershire". CricketArchive. Retrieved 16 November 2012. 
  11. ^ "PFC Williams as captain in first-class matches where team is Gloucestershire". CricketArchive. Retrieved 16 November 2012. 
  12. ^ "DC Robinson as captain in first-class matches where team is Gloucestershire". CricketArchive. Retrieved 16 November 2012. 
  13. ^ "WH Rowlands as captain in first-class matches where team is Gloucestershire". CricketArchive. Retrieved 16 November 2012. 
  14. ^ "BH Lyon as captain in first-class matches where team is Gloucestershire". CricketArchive. Retrieved 16 November 2012. 
  15. ^ "DAC Page as captain in first-class matches where team is Gloucestershire". CricketArchive. Retrieved 16 November 2012. 
  16. ^ "BO Allen as captain in first-class matches where team is Gloucestershire". CricketArchive. Retrieved 16 November 2012. 
  17. ^ "WR Hammond as captain in first-class matches where team is Gloucestershire". CricketArchive. Retrieved 16 November 2012. 
  18. ^ "DTL Bailey as captain in first-class matches where team is Gloucestershire". CricketArchive. Retrieved 16 November 2012. 
  19. ^ "JF Crapp as captain in first-class matches where team is Gloucestershire". CricketArchive. Retrieved 16 November 2012. 
  20. ^ "GM Emmett as captain in first-class matches where team is Gloucestershire". CricketArchive. Retrieved 16 November 2012. 
  21. ^ "TW Graveney as captain in first-class matches where team is Gloucestershire". CricketArchive. Retrieved 16 November 2012. 
  22. ^ "CTM Pugh as captain in first-class matches where team is Gloucestershire". CricketArchive. Retrieved 16 November 2012. 
  23. ^ "JKR Graveney as captain in first-class matches where team is Gloucestershire". CricketArchive. Retrieved 16 November 2012. 
  24. ^ "JKR Graveney as captain in listA matches where team is Gloucestershire". CricketArchive. Retrieved 16 November 2012. 
  25. ^ "JB Mortimore as captain in first-class matches where team is Gloucestershire". CricketArchive. Retrieved 16 November 2012. 
  26. ^ "JB Mortimore as captain in listA matches where team is Gloucestershire". CricketArchive. Retrieved 16 November 2012. 
  27. ^ "CA Milton as captain in first-class matches where team is Gloucestershire". CricketArchive. Retrieved 16 November 2012. 
  28. ^ "CA Milton as captain in listA matches where team is Gloucestershire". CricketArchive. Retrieved 16 November 2012. 
  29. ^ "AS Brown as captain in first-class matches where team is Gloucestershire". CricketArchive. Retrieved 16 November 2012. 
  30. ^ "AS Brown as captain in listA matches where team is Gloucestershire". CricketArchive. Retrieved 16 November 2012. 
  31. ^ "MJ Procter as captain in first-class matches where team is Gloucestershire". CricketArchive. Retrieved 16 November 2012. 
  32. ^ "MJ Procter as captain in listA matches where team is Gloucestershire". CricketArchive. Retrieved 16 November 2012. 
  33. ^ "DA Graveney as captain in first-class matches where team is Gloucestershire". CricketArchive. Retrieved 16 November 2012. 
  34. ^ "DA Graveney as captain in listA matches where team is Gloucestershire". CricketArchive. Retrieved 16 November 2012. 
  35. ^ "CWJ Athey as captain in first-class matches where team is Gloucestershire". CricketArchive. Retrieved 16 November 2012. 
  36. ^ "CWJ Athey as captain in listA matches where team is Gloucestershire". CricketArchive. Retrieved 16 November 2012. 
  37. ^ "AJ Wright as captain in first-class matches where team is Gloucestershire". CricketArchive. Retrieved 16 November 2012. 
  38. ^ "AJ Wright as captain in listA matches where team is Gloucestershire". CricketArchive. Retrieved 16 November 2012. 
  39. ^ "CA Walsh as captain in first-class matches where team is Gloucestershire". CricketArchive. Retrieved 16 November 2012. 
  40. ^ "CA Walsh as captain in listA matches where team is Gloucestershire". CricketArchive. Retrieved 16 November 2012. 
  41. ^ "RC Russell as captain in first-class matches where team is Gloucestershire". CricketArchive. Retrieved 16 November 2012. 
  42. ^ "RC Russell as captain in listA matches where team is Gloucestershire". CricketArchive. Retrieved 16 November 2012. 
  43. ^ "MW Alleyne as captain in first-class matches where team is Gloucestershire". CricketArchive. Retrieved 16 November 2012. 
  44. ^ "MW Alleyne as captain in listA matches where team is Gloucestershire". CricketArchive. Retrieved 16 November 2012. 
  45. ^ "MW Alleyne as captain in Twenty20 matches where team is Gloucestershire". CricketArchive. Retrieved 16 November 2012. 
  46. ^ "J Lewis as captain in first-class matches where team is Gloucestershire". CricketArchive. Retrieved 16 November 2012. 
  47. ^ "J Lewis as captain in listA matches where team is Gloucestershire". CricketArchive. Retrieved 16 November 2012. 
  48. ^ "J Lewis as captain in Twenty20 matches where team is Gloucestershire". CricketArchive. Retrieved 16 November 2012. 
  49. ^ "APR Gidman as captain in first-class matches where team is Gloucestershire". CricketArchive. Retrieved 16 November 2012. 
  50. ^ "APR Gidman as captain in listA matches where team is Gloucestershire". CricketArchive. Retrieved 16 November 2012. 
  51. ^ "APR Gidman as captain in Twenty20 matches where team is Gloucestershire". CricketArchive. Retrieved 16 November 2012.