Gary Sobers was unquestionably the world's greatest
ever all-round cricketer (1952 to 1974), Sobers was born on
July 28, 1936 in Bay Land, Barbados. Sir Garfield Sobers was
born with a special gift, he was so good as a sportsman that he could
have excelled at football and basketball as well. Whether batting,
bowling or fielding, he showed excellent skill and ability from early
and it was hardly a surprise that he made his Test debut at the age of
17 after playing at the first-class level for Barbados a year earlier.
Sobers made his
debut in the final Test at Sabina Park against the touring
English side of 1954. He was pick as a bowler for his
slow left arm spin replacing Alf Valentine, four years later Sir
Garfield Sobers set the Test record for an individual batsman, with a
mammoth 365 against Pakistan in 1958 also at Sabina Park. He batted 10
hours and 8 minutes played every stroke in book and never gave a
semblance of a chance.
In 1968, Sobers became the first
ever batsman to hit six sixes off one over of six consecutive balls in
first-class cricket. Sobers was playing as captain of Nottinghamshire
against Glamorgan in Swansea; the unfortunate bowler was Malcolm Nash.
This tally of 36 runs off an over beat a 57 year-old record of 34 runs,
held by Ted Alletson. The feat of six sixes in an over has since been
matched only once, by Ravi Shastri, playing for Bombay against Baroda
Sobers captained the West Indies
cricket team for 39 matches between 1965 and 1972, the Barbados team in
1966 and 1967, Nottinghamshire from 1968-1971 and the Rest of the World
for two tours - one of England and the other of Australia.
Sir Garfield Sobers Retiring in
1974 after his knee cartilage finally gave out, he featured in another
precedent when, in 1975, Queen Elizabeth II overturned tradition by
dubbing him a Knight in an open-air ceremony at the Garrison Savannah
instead of at Buckingham Palace.
Sir Garfield Sobers is the only
living National Hero of Barbados, he wsa given the highest honour of
his native land. Sir Garfield Sobers is currently one of the Standford
20/20 legends with responsibilty for team St. Lucia.
Sir Gary Sobers Test Cricket
Garfield St. Albrun Sobers
Test Run Aggregate
Total Test Wickets
Test Bowling Average
Date of Birth
28, 1936, Chelsea Road, Bay Land, St Michael, Barbados
Indies v England at Kingston - Mar 30-Apr 3, 1954
Last Test Match
Indies v England at Port of Spain - Mar 30-Apr 5, 1974
Sobers Figure, Sir Garfield Sobers was the greatest
cricketer to have played the game. The figure is approximately 20 cm it
is produced and cast in cold cast porcelain. It is hand crafted
by artist to the finest detail the figure of Gary Sobers can
be recognised by the authenticity of its stance, shot and action.
the Sir Garfield Sobers Figure Web Site
Sobers Signed Bat "This miniature bat has been
personally signed by one of the worlds greatest all round cricketers,
West Indian Sir Gary Sobers, who once hit six sixes in an over. The bat
is decorated with an image reproduced from original artwork by sports
artist Paul Vater, along with a black & white photo of Sir
Gary. It details his career statistics. The bat is presented in a
display box with an engraved plate. The signature for this particular
item was obtained at a signing session held at Shenley cricket centre
in 2004 and this bat comes with a picture certificate of authenticity. "
Miniature Cricket Bat
the Gary Sobers Signed Bat Web Site
Gary Sobers Signed
Print, A limited edition of 400 produced from an
original painting by Gary Keane to celebrate the great all rounder Sir
Garfield Sobers. the prints have been individually signed by the artist
and Sir Garfield Sobers. each print is numbered and comes with a
certificate of authenticity.
the Sobers Signed Print Web Site
Gary Sobers A4 Limited
Print, A4 Limited Edition Print by David Putland. Each
print is individually numbered and signed by the artist.
A4 Size Print
Visit the Sobers A4 Limited Print Website
Gary Sobers Caricature, A
fantastic caricature of the worlds most famous cricketer. Sobers was
described by Trinidadian calypsonian The Mighty Sparrow as the greatest
cricketer on Earth or Mars...
Autobiography, Gary Sobers is a cricketing legend, the
greatest all-rounder of all time; his feats with bat, ball or in the
field are remarkable. In this revealing and honest autobiography,
Sobers talks about his career, his life, he assesses modern cricket in
the West Indies and beyond, and gives his verdict on how the sport can
progress in the 21st century. .