Bob Lambert      

Full name Robert James Hamilton Lambert

Born July 18, 1874, Rathmines, Dublin

Died March 24, 1956, Rathfarnham, Dublin (aged 81 years 250 days)

Major teams Ireland, Free Foresters, London County

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Education Rathmines School; Wesley College; St John's College Preston; Edinburgh University Veterinary School

Relation Brother - SD Lambert, Son - NH Lambert

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 25 45 6 1121 103* 28.74 1 6 19 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 25 3895 1686 70 7/11 24.08 2.59 55.6 4 1
Career statistics
First-class span 1902 - 1928

Robert Lambert was the best allrounder produced by Ireland, for whom he played 52 times between 1893 and 1930, scoring 1,995 runs, including four centuries, average 27.70, taking 179 wickets for 18.35 runs each and holding 41 catches. He captained his country on 13 occasions. He enjoyed his greatest success towards the close of last century when in each of three successive seasons he scored over 2,000 runs and took more than 200 wickets. He hit his 100th three-figure innings at the age of 59. At the invitation of Dr. W. G. Grace he made several appearances for London County. After his playing days ended, Lambert served for many years as an Irish selector and was twice president of the Irish Cricket Union. He was also an International badminton player and held the Irish Championship in 1911.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack

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