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.
The former Somerset cricket captain Brian Langford has died aged 77.
– Somerset Chief Executive Guy Lavender
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.
The former captain died earlier this week, aged 77. He holds the record for the most first class appearances for Somerset.
– Former Somerset teammate Peter Robinson
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.
Brian Langford died earlier this week, aged 77. He captained the Somerset county team between 1969 and 1971. Having made his first appearance for the club in 1953, he finally left Somerset in 1974 after playing in 504 matches.