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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
Profile

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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Notes

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

Country Fixtures Country Results
Derbyshire v Leics at Derby - May 25-28
Leics 619 Derbyshire 532/8 (141 ov)
Essex v Surrey at Chelmsford - May 26-29
Surrey 369 Essex 215/3 (80 ov)
Glamorgan v Durham at Swansea - May 26-29
Durham 342 Glamorgan 225/6 (59 ov)
Kent v Sussex at Tunbridge Wells - May 26-29
Kent 369 & 116/0 (35 ov) Sussex 164
Northants v Worcs at Northampton - May 26-29
Northants 238 & 53/2 (18 ov) Worcs 434
Notts v Gloucs at Nottingham - May 26-29
Notts 430/9d Gloucs 149 & 37/1 (10.3 ov) (f/o)
Somerset v Hampshire at Taunton - May 26-29
Hampshire 162 & 293 Somerset 197 & 39/0 (10 ov, target 259)
2nd ODI: England v South Africa at Southampton - May 27
England won by 2 runs
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