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Bunny Lucas      

Full name Alfred Perry Lucas

Born February 20, 1857, Westminster, London

Died October 12, 1923, Great Waltham, Essex (aged 66 years 234 days)

Major teams England, Cambridge University, Essex, Middlesex, Surrey

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm slow

Education Uppingham; Cambridge University

Relation Cousin - CF Lucas

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 5 9 1 157 55 19.62 0 1 0 1 0
First-class 256 435 46 10263 145 26.38 8 50 152 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 5 2 120 54 0 - - - 2.70 - 0 0 0
First-class 256 7824 2849 155 6/10 18.38 2.18 50.4 4 0
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v England at Melbourne, Jan 2-4, 1879 scorecard
Last Test England v Australia at Lord's, Jul 21-23, 1884 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1874 - 1907
Profile

Bunny Lucas had a reputation as an ultra-cautious opening batsman, but was regarded by contemporaries as anything but dull thanks to his exquisite footwork and textbook technique. He was also a useful round-arm slow bowler. Uppingham educated, he won Blues for four years for Cambridge, and in a first-class career which extended 33 years he played for three counties - Surrey, Middlesex and Essex.
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The England cricket team in 1880. Left to right: James Lillywhite, John Selby, Alfred Shaw, George Ulyett, Lord Harris, Walter Gilbert, Harry Jupp, Albert Hornby, W.G Grace, Bunny Lucas, G.F Grace, William Oscroft, Allan Gibson Steel, Ted Pooley, Richard Daft, Alexander Webbe, Tom Emmett, Billy Bates, Ephraim Lockwood, Richard Pilling and Fred Morley.

The England cricket team in 1880

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Country Fixtures Country Results
Durham v Sri Lanka A at Chester-le-Street - Jun 26-29
Sri Lanka A 273/6 (86 ov)
Hampshire v Somerset at Southampton - Jun 26-29
Hampshire 219 Somerset 66/1 (16 ov)
Kent v Derbyshire at Canterbury - Jun 26-29
Kent 354/7 (96 ov)
Middlesex v Lancashire at Lord's - Jun 26-29
Lancashire 298/3 (96 ov)
Warwickshire v Notts at Birmingham - Jun 26-29
Notts 125/6 (61 ov)
Yorkshire v Pakistan A at Leeds - Jun 26-29
Yorkshire 243/8 (73 ov)
North Group: Northants v Leics at Northampton - Jun 26
Northants won by 6 wickets (with 13 balls remaining)
South Group: Sussex v Gloucs at Arundel - Jun 26
Gloucs won by 11 runs
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