Ian Botham, Viv Richards, Joel Garner, et al

The Sunday Times profiles the Somerset cricket team of 1981, which brought together Ian Botham, Viv Richards, and Joel Garner into the most spectacular one day team of its time. 

“We were a wonderfully varied group of players, with university graduates, salt-of-the-earth players from Somerset and some superstars,” recalls allrounder Vic Marks. “Temperamentally we were better suited to one-day cricket because we had players who could turn it on rather than grind it out day-in, day-out, which is what you have to do to win a championship.”

Each member of the team, which won five one-day trophies in as many years, is profiled.  Including the mighty Dennis Breakwell, who taught me to bowl when I was nine.