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1954

When the game became too much

Sep 24, 2011: At the time of year when players call it quits, we look back to one whose retirement came midway through a match

Martin Williamson

Trescothick, Gimblett and the black wings of depression

Nov 1, 2009: Two Somerset players, generations apart, have had their struggles with mental illness form the subject of two fine books

Suresh Menon

Harold Gimblett: Tormented Genius of Cricket

A voice from the dark

Feb 9, 2008: Cricketers used to be heroes without flaws. Then this book came along

Scyld Berry

Ask Steven

Most extras, most runs, and a tormented genius

Jun 11, 2007: The regular Monday column in which Steven Lynch answers your questions about (almost) any aspect of cricket

Steven Lynch

May 2006

The XI last-minute call-ups

Apr 18, 2006: Better late than never: the eleven last-minute call-ups

Steve Pittard

December 2005

Somerset cult heroes

Dec 1, 2005: David Foot on the cult heroes produced by Somerset

David Foot

March 1974

Happy, Happy Days

Oct 10, 2004: Harold Gimblett looks back at his 50 years in cricket

Harold Gimblett

Tale of a tormented genius

Jun 9, 2003: West Country boys were weaned on the romance of Harold Gimblett's debut hundred for Somerset

David Foot

Wisden Cricket Monthly - July 1991

The endearing eccentric

Jul 1, 1991: RJO Meyer was one of the most colourful of county cricketers. Here David Foot expands on his exploits and unique outlook on life

David Foot

Harold Gimblett

1979: GIMBLETT, HAROLD, who died at his home at Verwood, Dorset, on March 30, aged 63, was the most exciting English batsman of his day

CRICKETER OF THE YEAR - 1953

Harold Gimblett

1953: Since that memorable day at Frome in May 1935, when he hit a century on his first appearance in first-class cricket, Harold Gimblett, the Somerset opening batsman, has been one of the personalities of our summer game

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