Tributes To Former Somerset Captain

Former Somerset County Captain Brian Langford has died, aged 77.

Club Mourns Former Captain

Brian Langford (back row, second from left) and the Somerset team at Lord's in 1961 Credit: Barratts/S&G and Barratts/EMPICS Sport

Somerset County Cricket Club has been paying tribute to its former Captain, Brian Langford, who has died at the age of 77. You can read some of the memories and find out more about his career here.

Somerset boss's statement on death of Brian Langford

The former Somerset cricket captain Brian Langford has died aged 77.

Brian's contribution to Somerset County Cricket Club was enormous. He was a remarkable player, an outstanding leader and a charming individual. He will be sorely missed by all of Somerset's members and supporters and we would like to extend our sincere condolences to Brian's wife Maureen and all of his family at this immensely sad time.

– Somerset Chief Executive Guy Lavender

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Somerset teammate pays tribute to Brian Langford

The former captain died earlier this week, aged 77. He holds the record for the most first class appearances for Somerset.

Langy was a very good off spin bowler and for a number of seasons was almost the county's lone bowler. At the time he was in his prime there were a number of good off spinners on the county scene, but he had played in another era he could well have played for England.

– Former Somerset teammate Peter Robinson