Allan Lamb      

Full name Allan Joseph Lamb

Born June 20, 1954, Langebaanweg, Cape Province, South Africa

Current age 60 years 74 days

Major teams England, Northamptonshire, Orange Free State, Western Province

Nickname Legga, Lambie

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Height 5 ft 8 in

Education Wynberg Boys High School

Allan Joseph Lamb
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 79 139 10 4656 142 36.09 9058 51.40 14 18 618 20 75 0
ODIs 122 118 16 4010 118 39.31 5308 75.54 4 26 328 30 31 0
First-class 467 772 108 32502 294 48.94 89 166 371 0
List A 484 463 63 15658 132* 39.14 19 98 135 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 79 6 30 23 1 1/6 1/6 23.00 4.60 30.0 0 0 0
ODIs 122 1 6 3 0 - - - 3.00 - 0 0 0
First-class 467 305 199 8 2/29 24.87 3.91 38.1 0 0
List A 484 32 29 2 1/4 1/4 14.50 5.43 16.0 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v India at Lord's, Jun 10-15, 1982 scorecard
Last Test England v Pakistan at Lord's, Jun 18-21, 1992 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut England v India at Leeds, Jun 2, 1982 scorecard
Last ODI England v Pakistan at Manchester, Aug 24, 1992 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1972-1995
List A span 1972-1995
Profile

Some England cricketers are born; there was no destiny in Allan Lamb's career. Signed from Western Province as an unknown by Northamptonshire as their overseas player in 1978, he was chugging along nicely when Ken Turner, their secretary, persuaded him that South Africa were years away from returning to Test cricket and that he should invoke his English-born parents to play for England. He never lost his accent nor his attitudes: there was always the hint of the colonial chancer about him -- but Lamb was to be a fixture of the England middle order for the next decade. Small, stocky, aggressive, he had a correct technique, power in his shots and a gift for needling the bowlers. Lamb captained England in three Tests, hopelessly, but in 1995 he came close to taking Northamptonshire to their first Championship, strutting round the county grounds like Napoleon.
Matthew Engel

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Mar 25, 1992

Wasim Akram is on fire as he takes Allan Lamb out, immediately before taking Chris Lewis' wicket, Pakistan v England, World Cup final, Melbourne, 25 March, 1992

Lamb gone, Lewis to follow: Wasim Akram is on fire

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Mar 8, 1992

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Jan 1, 1991

Allan Lamb and Robin Smith dressed as Mickey and Minnie Mouse, January 1, 1991

Allan Lamb and Robin Smith dressed as Mickey and Minnie Mouse

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1981

Country Fixtures Country Results
Derbyshire v Worcs at Derby - Aug 31-Sep 3
Derbyshire 356 & 80/0 Worcs 385
Durham v Notts at Chester-le-Street - Aug 31-Sep 3
Durham 253 & 309 Notts 188 & 120/3
Hampshire v Leics at Southampton - Aug 31-Sep 3
Leics 303 Hampshire 352/3
Kent v Glamorgan at Canterbury - Aug 31-Sep 3
Glamorgan 329 & 59/2 Kent 387
Lancashire v Yorkshire at Manchester - Aug 31-Sep 3
Lancashire 278 & 87/1 Yorkshire 610/6d
Middlesex v Warwickshire at Lord's - Aug 31-Sep 3
Warwickshire 362/8d Middlesex 218/5
Somerset v Northants at Taunton - Aug 31-Sep 3
Somerset 314 Northants 384/9
Surrey v NZ A at The Oval - Aug 31-Sep 2
Surrey 101 & 364 NZ A 211 & 55/4
4th ODI: England v India at Birmingham - Sep 2
India won by 9 wickets (with 117 balls remaining)
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