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Monkey Hornby      

Full name Albert Neilson Hornby

Born February 10, 1847, Brook House, Blackburn, Lancashire

Died December 17, 1925, Nantwich, Cheshire (aged 78 years 310 days)

Major teams England, Lancashire

Also known as The Boss

Batting style Right-hand bat

Albert Neilson Hornby
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 3 6 0 21 9 3.50 0 0 0 0 0
First-class 437 710 41 16109 188 24.07 16 75 313 3
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 3 1 28 0 1 1/0 1/0 0.00 0.00 28.0 0 0 0
First-class 437 593 258 11 4/40 23.45 2.61 53.9 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v England at Melbourne, Jan 2-4, 1879 scorecard
Last Test England v Australia at Manchester, Jul 10-12, 1884 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1867-1906
Profile

Albert Hornby captained Lancashire for 20 years, and played for them for nearly 33. He and his opening partner, Dick Barlow were immortalised in verse by Francis Thomson ("O my Hornby and my Barlowe long ago"), and he provided an ideal attacking foil to Barlow's careful defence. A small man, he compensated for his lack of stature with an excess of energy and earned the nickname "Monkey" although his players always referred to him as "the Boss". A forceful front-foot player, who excelled in the off-drive, he was also a splendid field, and an inspirational captain. It is a measure of his importance to Lancashire's batting that between 1870 and 1881 he was the only player to reach a century for the club - and he did so seven times. In 1881 he topped the national averages, and his 1531 runs included three centuries.

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