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Herbert Pigg      

Full name Herbert Pigg

Born September 4, 1856, Layston, Buntingford, Hertfordshire

Died June 8, 1913, Manitoba, Canada (aged 56 years 277 days)

Major teams Cambridge University

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast (roundarm)

Education Abington House; Cambridge University

Relation Twin brother - C Pigg

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 15 29 4 363 59 14.52 0 1 8 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 15 1285 579 28 7/55 20.67 2.70 45.8 1 1
Career statistics
First-class span 1877-1891
Profile

Herbert Pigg played the bulk of his career for Hertfordshire, who he represented between 1876 and 1897, but spent two seasons in 1874 and 1875 with Northamptonshire. Wisden said: "As a member of the Cambridge XI of 1877 he did practically nothing against Oxford, scoring only a couple of runs in his two innings and having nine runs scored off him without taking a wicket. Subsequently he took part in the Hastings Week with success, making 7 and 59 and taking 8 for 125 for South v Australians in 1886, and in two Gentlemen v. Players matches, in 1889 and 1891, scoring 54 for twice out and obtaining a dozen wickets for 13.66 runs each." Pigg and his twin brother, Charles, were commonly known as Hot and Cold Pigg!
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