Alfred Lyttelton      

Full name Alfred Lyttelton

Born February 7, 1857, Westminster, London

Died July 5, 1913, Marylebone, London (aged 56 years 148 days)

Major teams England, Cambridge University, Middlesex

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm slow (underarm)

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Education Eton College; Cambridge University

Relation Father - GW Lyttelton, Father-in-law - A Balfour, Brother - CG Lyttelton, Brother - GWS Lyttelton, Brother - AT Lyttelton, Brother - RH Lyttelton, Brother - E Lyttelton, Nephew - NS Talbot, Nephew - JC Lyttelton, Nephew - CF Lyttelton

Alfred Lyttelton
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 4 7 1 94 31 15.66 0 0 0 2 0
First-class 101 171 12 4429 181 27.85 7 20 134 70
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 4 1 48 19 4 4/19 4/19 4.75 2.37 12.0 1 0 0
First-class 101 316 172 4 4/19 43.00 3.26 79.0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v Australia at The Oval, Sep 6-8, 1880 scorecard
Last Test England v Australia at The Oval, Aug 11-13, 1884 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1876-1887
Profile

Alfred Lyttelton was one of the best amateur sportsmen of his generation and came from a family who excelled at sport - seven of his brothers played either first-class or good club cricket. He made his mark at Eton and then Cambridge as one of the best amateur wicketkeepers in the country, standing up without a long-stop in an era when that was rare, and in 1878 was in the Cambridge XI that beat the Australians. He played in four of the first five Tests against Australia in England in 1880, 1882 and 1884, and in his last appearance took of his pads and, bowling underarm lobs, took 4 for 8 on the second morning. He was the first man to play football and cricket for England, but sport was only ever a pastime and he retired by the time he was 28 to further his political ambitions. He later became an MP and Colonial Secretary, possibly helped by the fact he was appointed by Arthur Balfour, his brother-in-law. He was also president of the MCC in 1898.
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The Hon Alfred Lyttelton

The Hon Alfred Lyttelton

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