William Lambert      

Full name William Lambert

Born 1779, Burstow, Surrey

Died April 19, 1851, Nutfield, Surrey (aged 72 years)

Major teams Hampshire, Kent, Surrey, Sussex

Batting style Right-hand bat

William Lambert
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 Ct St
First-class 64 114 5 3013 157 27.64 4 62 26
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI 5w 10
First-class 64 0+ 0+ 187 6/? 2 0
Career statistics
First-class debut England v Surrey XI at Lord's (Old), Jul 20-21, 1801 scorecard
Last First-class Sussex XI v Epsom at Lord's, Jul 2-6, 1817 scorecard
Profile

A great cricketer in the early days of the organised game, William Lambert was a fine exponent of the forward style of batting and was regarded at one time as the best batsman in England. Standing in the somewhat awkward "Harrow" style, with his feet a yard apart, a strong stride forward was followed by a full swing of the bat. A good bowler, and an exceptional fielder, he made his living from the game, playing for the highest bidder, notably in single and double wicket matches. Famously, when his double-wicket partner George Osbaldeston was unable to take part through sickness, he singlehandedly defeated the redoubtable pair of Lord Frederick Beauclerk and TC Howard. He was the first man in cricket history to score a hundred in each innings, playing for Sussex at Epsom in 1817, a feat not repeated for 76 years. In the same year, however, he was banned from Lord's after being charged with trying less hard than he might for England against Notts.

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Country Fixtures Country Results
2nd Investec Test: England v Pakistan at Manchester - Jul 22-26
England 589/8d Pakistan 71/5 (28.5 ov)
Eng Lions v Pakistan A at Canterbury - Jul 24
Eng Lions 49/4 (9.4/50 ov)
Division 2: Essex Women v Neth Women in England (venue TBA)
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Division 1: Ire. Women v Yorkshire Women in England (venue TBA)
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Division 3: Northants Wm v Scot Women in England (venue TBA)
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South Group: Essex v Surrey at Chelmsford - Jul 24
Surrey 28/0 (5.5/50 ov)
South Group: Gloucs v Sussex at Cheltenham - Jul 24
Gloucs 25/1 (5.2/50 ov)
North Group: Leics v Yorkshire at Leicester - Jul 24
Yorkshire 26/1 (4.4/50 ov)
South Group: Middlesex v Kent at Lord's - Jul 24
Kent 10/1 (5/50 ov)
North Group: Northants v Durham at Northampton - Jul 24
Northants 32/0 (5.4/50 ov)
South Group: Somerset v Glamorgan at Taunton - Jul 24
Somerset 9/0 (1.5/50 ov)
North Group: Warwickshire v Worcs at Birmingham - Jul 24
Worcs 18/2 (4.4/50 ov)
Division 1: Ire. Women v Middlesex Women in England (venue TBA)
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Division 2: Neth Women v Wales Women in England (venue TBA)
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Division 3: Shrop Women v Scot Women in England (venue TBA)
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