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Sir Francis Lacey      

Full name Francis Eden Lacey

Born October 19, 1859, Wareham, Dorset

Died May 26, 1946, Sutton-Veny House, Wiltshire (aged 86 years 219 days)

Major teams Cambridge University, Hampshire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm slow (roundarm)

Other Administrator

Education Sherbourne; Gonville and Caius, Cambridge

Francis Eden Lacey
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 Ct St
First-class 50 89 10 2589 211 32.77 4 34 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 50 2234 1123 52 7/149 21.59 3.01 42.9 3 1
Career statistics
First-class span 1880 - 1897

Sir Francis Eden Lacey will be remembered chiefly for his work as Secretary of the Marylebone Club. Appointed in 1898 on the retirement of Henry Perkins, Sir Francis held office for 28 years. A barrister by profession, Mr. Lacey used keen perception and business instincts in changing for the good all the easy-going methods obtaining for many years before he accepted the position. Drastic methods were necessary and were forthcoming in no uncertain manner. Under the new regime a strictly business tone prevailed during all matches and any slackness on the part of the employees disappeared. The new broom swept a little too clean perhaps, but in the end the Marylebone Club benefited enormously in having as their executive officer a man so able, so masterful and so painstaking. As the years went on, with the spread of cricket in so many parts of the world, big questions arose for decision and in the preparation of these for the deliberations of the M.C.C. Committee, the County Cricket Council Boards of Control and Imperial Conferences, Francis Lacey rendered splendid service to the game of cricket.

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Secretary of MCC 1898 to 1926
Won Blues in 1891 (football) and 1892 (cricket)

Country Fixtures Country Results
1st Youth Test: England U19 v S Lanka U19 at Cambridge - Jul 26-29
England U19 500/9d S Lanka U19 92/2 (35 ov)
North Group: Worcs v Northants at Worcester - Jul 27
Northants 319/7 Worcs 273/7 (46.5/50 ov)
North Group: Yorkshire v Notts at Scarborough - Jul 27
Yorkshire won by 2 wickets (with 2 balls remaining)
North Group: Durham v Warwickshire at Gosforth - Jul 27
Warwickshire 292/7 Durham 242/4 (41.5/50 ov)
North Group: Derbyshire v Lancashire at Derby - Jul 27
Lancashire 281/8 Derbyshire 35/1 (6.2/50 ov)
South Group: Surrey v Gloucs at The Oval - Jul 27
Surrey 323/8 Gloucs 34/3 (8.5/50 ov)
South Group: Sussex v Hampshire at Hove - Jul 27
Hampshire 268/9 Sussex 31/1 (7.5/50 ov)
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