The first of Warwickshire's two 'Special K' signings from Guyana, he made 11,615 first-class runs in 173 games at 51.62 for the Bears between 1968 and 1977, including 1,437 in the 1972 title-winning season. Took 374 first-class wickets and a further 260 one-day scalps - and made a combined 5,533 runs.
Winston Benjamin: West Indies paceman took 237 first-class wickets and hit 1,930 runs (including a then career-best 101 not out) in six seasons at Grace Road between 1986 and 1993.
Also made 2,716 one-day runs and took 63 wickets. Once again Test cricketers are few and far between and of those there are two are Australian. Lomax. Had already made his West Indies Test debut when he joined in 1977.
Had already made his West Indies Test debut when he joined in 1977. That helped to win the 1972 County Championship, the 1980 Sunday League and the 1989 NatWest Trophy. Last updated on 7 May 20207 May 2020.From the section Cricket. Farokh Engineer: The Indian wicketkeeper-batsman made 5,942 first-class runs, took 429 catches and made 35 stumpings in 175 games for the Red Rose from 1968 to 1976. A handy lower-order batsman too, hitting 2,080 runs in all forms of the game. He played in the two non-first-class trial matches at the start of the 1921 season, but was not selected for the first-class team, instead making his first-class debut against the university side for Somerset: this was not an unusual arrangement for Somerset's matches with the universities in the first third of the 20th century, giving the county the chance to try new players (and also filling gaps in its largely amateur team) and allowing the university cricket club the opportunity to see potential players of its own.
Helped Essex win their first three titles in 1979, 1983 (when he was top scorer in the country with 2,051 runs) and 1984, and their first five one-day trophies. The Sri Lanka star had just one season at Canterbury, but what a season.
First joined Somerset in 1974 in the same batch of new arrivals as Ian Botham, Vic Marks and the late Peter Roebuck. Brian Davison: Bulawayo-born batsman made 18,537 runs in 303 first-class games in 14 years with Leicestershire (1970-1983), hitting 37 tons. First joined Somerset in 1974 in the same batch of new arrivals as Ian Botham, Vic Marks and the late Peter Roebuck. Took over 1,000 wickets (685 first-class, 316 in one-day cricket).
Sir Gordon Greenidge: The Barbados-born opener had already made more than 100 first-class appearances, mostly for Hampshire, before making the first of 108 Test appearances for West Indies in November 1974. Mushtaq Ahmed: Pakistan leg-spinner first came to English cricket with Somerset in 1993 and had a spell with Surrey before moving to Hove for 2003, after which he took 478 wickets in 85 games, and hit eight half-centuries. The left-hander struck 7,041 runs and took 281 wickets in 107 first-class games, plus 2,553 runs and 103 wickets in 86 List A matches. Since then he has totalled 1,292 runs in 19 Championship matches, including 629 of them in nine games in the 2014 title triumph. Famously became the first man to hit six sixes in one over in first-class cricket in the final game of his first season, against Glamorgan at Swansea. Bill Alley: Popular Australian all-rounder, who bowled right-fast medium and batted left-handed.
The England Under-19 international, from Thanet, who joined Kent's Cricket Academy as a 13-year-old, spent this summer on his first professional contract at Canterbury.  As a cricketer he was a left-handed middle-order or opening batsman and a left-arm fast-medium bowler; however, his bowling "mysteriously deserted him – possibly a result of gymnastics", according to his obituary, written by his Winchester contemporary Douglas Jardine in the 1928 edition of Wisden Cricketers' Almanack, and he did not bowl in first-class cricket..
Claimed 276 wickets and made 2,040 runs in 66 first-class games, with a further 120 wickets and 568 runs in 71 List A appearances. Bettered that ton with 117 for Hampshire, where he also had spells in 1994 and 1996. Australia Test opener played 151 games in English county cricket with five different counties - Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Northants, Middlesex and Somerset.
Sachin Tendulkar: Yorkshire's infamous old rule that any of their players had to be born within the county's borders was finally abandoned in 1992 to allow a teenage Tendulkar to become the Tykes' first overseas star. Made 21 Test appearances for West Indies. Mark Waugh: The twin brother of former Australia captain Steve Waugh made 6,690 runs for Essex (including 1,253 at 78.31 in the 1992 title-winning season) between joining the county in 1988 and his sixth and last visit in 2002.
Published: 2019 Pages: 384 Author: Hill, Stephen Publisher: Halsgrove Rating: 5 stars. But, between 1958 and 1974, he made 20,712 first-class runs for Worcestershire in 403 matches and 3,476 one-day runs. Chris Rogers played 25 Tests for Australia over seven years and made five centuries.
Also made six more tons in one-day cricket, in his haul of 4,105 runs for Middlesex in 96 matches. Stayed on after Pakistan's summer tour to England in 1971, taking 32 wickets late in Surrey's County Championship title win.
Sir Clive Lloyd: Made 219 first-class appearances around his glittering West Indies career for Lancashire between 1968 and 1986, hitting 30 of his 79 career tons in his haul of 12,764 runs. Educated at Worcester's Royal Grammar School, the future Pakistan World Cup-winning captain and prime minister began his career with Worcestershire.
The New Zealand Test opener made 72 of his 103 first-class tons for Worcestershire over 16 seasons (1967-1982).
As a Lancastrian I was particularly interested to learn more about Geoff ‘Chimpy’ Clayton who, despite the passage of time, seems not to have been rehabilitated in the affections of Lancashire supporters. Also hit 2,543 one-day runs in 113 games and took 33 wickets with his economical off-spin.
Also compiled a further 279 runs in 13 List A games and 582 in 22 T20s. Nickname Fiery. His 245 one-day scalps helped to win the NatWest Trophy in 1989 and 1995, and the 1997 Sunday League.
Tom Moody: After a superb 1,163 runs in nine first-class games in 1990 with Warwickshire, Moody moved to Worcestershire in 1991 and spent eight years making 8,943 runs in 120 first-class games, and 6,845 one-day runs. Fleet Street's first female football reporter, Julie Welch, tells Football Focus' Caroline de Moraes about the ups and downs of making her way in such a male-dominated industry.
Last updated on 7 October 20157 October 2015.From the section Cricket. The South African enjoyed 13 years' unbroken service for Notts from 1975 to 1987, the last 10 as captain, during which time he led them to two County Championships (1981 and 1987) and the 1987 NatWest Trophy to complete the double.
His 405 Test wickets puts him 15th on the all-time list. Also made 5,554 one-day runs in 241 games and took 179 wickets in both forms of the game during 14 years of service (1968-1982).
Read about our approach to external linking. BBC Sport journalists and local radio commentators came up with a shortlist of four players for each county to choose from. Won promotion in his first year and led the county to the first of three titles in 2008, and a One-Day Cup.
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