John Lyons      

Full name John James Lyons

Born May 21, 1863, Gawler, South Australia

Died July 21, 1927, Magill, Adelaide, South Australia (aged 64 years 61 days)

Major teams Australia, South Australia

Also known as JJ Lyons

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

John James Lyons
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 14 27 0 731 134 27.07 1 3 4 3 0
First-class 153 275 11 6753 149 25.57 11 28 60 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 14 9 316 149 6 5/30 5/73 24.83 2.82 52.6 0 1 0
First-class 153 6588 3225 107 6/38 30.14 2.93 61.5 5 0
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v England at Sydney, Feb 25-Mar 1, 1887 scorecard
Last Test Australia v England at Sydney, Dec 13-17, 1897 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1884-1900
Profile

LYONS, MR. JOHN JAMES, born at Gawler, in South Australia, on May 21, 1863, died in Adelaide on July 21, aged 64. He visited this country on three occasions--in 1888, 1890, and 1893. Those whose cricket memories go back over 30 years, will remember him as a very fine hitter indeed. He was not, perhaps, so famous as George Bonnor, nor did he have the same capacity for scoring on all sorts of wickets as Percy McDonnell. In fact, when the ball was turning he generally proved an easy victim to a spin bowler. On a hard, true wicket, however, he was a most dangerous bat, and likely to demoralize the best of bowlers. Before coming here first he had established his reputation, and in the winter of 1891-2 he played an innings of 134 in a Test matches at Sydney against Lord Sheffield's team, captained by W. G. Grace. It was in 1893 that people in England saw him at his best, when in all matches he had an aggregate of 1,605, a highest score of 149, and an average of over 28. He again headed the batting in representative matches, 23 innings yielding him 761 runs and an average of 33. In May, 1893, at Lord's, Lyons played probably the most brilliant innings of his career. The Australians had to go in a second time against a powerful M.C.C. team 181 runs behind. Yet these were hit off before a wicket fell by Lyons and Alec Bannerman, and of this number Lyons obtained no fewer than 149. As such a terrific pace did he score that he completed his 100 in an hour, with the total at 124. The strokes of Lyons's innings were twenty-two 4's, three 3's, twenty 2's, and only twelve singles, and to this day people who saw that day's play describe his batting as the greatest display of fast-footed driving ever given at Lords.

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