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
Derbyshire v Lancashire at Derby - Apr 19-22
Lancashire 292/8
Essex v Kent at Chelmsford - Apr 19-22
Kent 193 Essex 67/6
Glamorgan v Surrey at Cardiff - Apr 19-22
Surrey 363/3
Notts v Yorkshire at Nottingham - Apr 19-22
Notts 393/7
Sussex v Worcs at Hove - Apr 19-22
Sussex 345 Worcs 45/0
Warwickshire v Hampshire at Birmingham - Apr 19-22
Hampshire 319 Warwickshire 14/0
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