Sir Gary Sobers... The Worlds Greatest Allrounder

Sir 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 in 1984.

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 Statistics

Full Name Garfield St. Albrun Sobers

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Date of Birth

July 28, 1936, Chelsea Road, Bay Land, St Michael, Barbados

Test Debut

West Indies v England at Kingston - Mar 30-Apr 3, 1954 

Last Test Match

West Indies v England at Port of Spain - Mar 30-Apr 5, 1974 

Batting Style

Left hand bat

Bowling Style

Left-arm fast-medium, Slow left-arm orthodox, Slow left-arm chinaman

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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.
Porcelain  Figurine
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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. "
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Miniature Cricket Bat
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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.
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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
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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...
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Gary Sobers 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.  .
Soft Cover book
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