1966 English cricket season

1966 was the 67th season of County Championship cricket in England. It featured an entertaining Test series between England and West Indies in which the great West Indian all-rounder Gary Sobers was outstanding. In domestic cricket, Yorkshire, led by Brian Close, won the County Championship. Close became England's captain too.


Test series

Main article: West Indian cricket team in England in 1966

West Indies won the series 3–1 with one match drawn.

County Championship

Main article: 1966 County Championship

Gillette Cup

Main article: 1966 Gillette Cup

Leading batsmen

Gary Sobers topped the averages with 1,349 runs @ 61.31

Leading bowlers

Derek Underwood topped the averages with 157 wickets @ 13.80


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