Full name John Lyon
Born May 17, 1951, St Helens, Lancashire
Died January 1, 2010, Krugersdorp, Gauteng (aged 58 years 229 days)
Major teams Lancashire
Batting style Right-hand bat
Fielding position Wicketkeeper
|First-class span||1973 - 1979|
|List A span||1973 - 1979|
John Lyon played 84 matches for Lancashire between 1973 and 1979, initially as a replacement for Farokh Engineer before becoming the first choice for his last three seasons, taking 159 catches and making 12 stumpings. Although he was a limited lower-order batsman, he did score a first-class hundred against Warwickshire in 1979 along with Bob Ratcliffe, who also made his only first-class century.
Lyon then had a marked impact on Irish cricket, initially with Bangor and then Clontarf where he proved highly successful as a coach. He subsequently emigrated to South Africa where he ran a sports bar while continuing to coach.
Stats highlights from the third Test between Sri Lanka and India at the SSC where India completed a rare away series win
For the fifth time in the last year and a half, India had their opponents five down for less than 100 only to let the lower order off the hook
Cheteshwar Pujara's century was proof that at times in Test match play, survival need not mean mere tentativeness but the ability to wait for simpler things, like the loose ball
If other men were witness to as much incompetence as Angelo Mathews has become used to, dressing rooms might have been set ablaze