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John Lillywhite      

Full name John Lillywhite

Born November 10, 1826, Hove, Sussex

Died October 27, 1874, St Pancras, London (aged 47 years 351 days)

Major teams Middlesex, Sussex

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast (roundarm), Right-arm slow

Other Umpire

Relation Father - FW Lillywhite, Brother - James Lillywhite snr, Brother - F Lillywhite, Brother - FH Lillywhite, Cousin - James Lillywhite jnr

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 Ct St
First-class 185 323 29 5127 138 17.43 2 94 0
Bowling averages
Mat Runs Wkts BBI Ave 5w 10
First-class 185 2463+ 223 8/54 11.56* 12 2
Career statistics
First-class debut Manchester v Sheffield at Manchester, Jun 8-9, 1848 scorecard
Last First-class 1873

John Lillywhite was a leading roundarm bowler, able to bowl both fast and slow as the occasion demanded, whose career lasted from 1848 to 1873. H eplayed primarily for Sussex, although he doubled up in a number of seasons by also representing Middlesex (who did not become a first-class county until 1864). At the end of the 1859 season, Lillywhite was one of the 12 players who took part in cricket's first-ever overseas tour when a team led by George Parr visited North America.

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Sep 7, 1859

England's 12 Champion Cricketers on board a ship at Liverpool bound for America in September 1859. Back row (from left to right): Bob Carpenter, William Caflyn, Tom Lockyer, John Wisden (seated), HH Stephenson, George Parr, John Grundy, Julius Cesar, Tom Hayward and John Jackson. Seated at front: Alfred Diver and John Lillywhite.

England's 12 Champion Cricketers on board a ship at Liverpool bound for America in September 1859

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Country Fixtures Country Results
Leics v Kent at Leicester - Jul 5-8
Leics 159 Kent 44/2 (14 ov)
Notts v Middlesex at Nottingham - Jul 5-8
Middlesex 312/7 (94 ov)
Somerset v Sussex at Taunton - Jul 5-8
Sussex 145/6 (56 ov)
Warwickshire v Yorkshire at Birmingham - Jul 5-8
Yorkshire 213 Warwickshire 11/2 (5 ov)
North Group: Derbyshire v Northants at Chesterfield - Jul 5
Northants won by 3 runs (D/L method)
North Group: Worcs v Durham at Worcester - Jul 5
Worcs won by 5 wickets (with 6 balls remaining)
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