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Nigel Haig      

Full name Nigel Esmé Haig

Born December 12, 1887, Kensington, London

Died October 27, 1966, Eastbourne, Sussex (aged 78 years 319 days)

Major teams England, Middlesex

Also known as birth registered as Lionel Esmé Haig

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Education Eton College

Relation Uncle - Lord Harris

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 5 9 0 126 47 14.00 0 0 0 4 0
First-class 513 779 51 15220 131 20.90 12 61 220 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 5 10 1026 448 13 3/73 4/122 34.46 2.61 78.9 0 0 0
First-class 513 78172 30698 1117 7/33 27.48 2.35 69.9 47 2
Career statistics
Test debut England v Australia at Lord's, Jun 11-14, 1921 scorecard
Last Test West Indies v England at Kingston, Apr 3-12, 1930 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1912-1934
Profile

Nigel Haig was a celebrated amateur allrounder between the two World Wars. He did not gain a place in the XI while at Eton, but from 1912 until he retired from the game in 1934 he rendered splendid service to Middlesex, whom he captained for the last six years of his career. He was a member of the Championship-winning sides of 1920 and 1921. In addition, he played for England against Australia in the second of the disastrous Test series of 1921 and four times against the West Indies for the Hon. F. S. G. Calthorpe's M.C.C. team of 1929-30 without achieving much success. In all first-class cricket, Haig hit 15,208 runs, average 20.83, and with swing-bowling above medium pace he obtained 1,116 wickets for 27.47 runs each.

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Jan 11, 1930

The Hon Freddie Calthorpe leads England onto the field. L-r Les Ames, Patsy Hendren, Andy Sandham, Wilfred Rhodes, Bob Wyatt, Calthorpe, Jack O'Connor, Ewart Astill, Nigel Haig, George Gunn, Bill Voce, West Indies v England, Barbados, January 11, 1930

The Hon Freddie Calthorpe leads England onto the field

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May 8, 1921

The Middlesex side that won the 1921 Championship. Richard Twining, Hugh Dales, Jack Hearne, Jack Durston, Arthur Tanner, Harry Lee; (front row, l-r) Patsy Hendren, Nigel Haig, Frank Mann, Hon Clarence Bruce, Joe Murrell.

The Middlesex side that won the 1921 Championship

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Country Fixtures Country Results
Derbyshire v Worcs at Derby - Aug 31-Sep 3
Derbyshire 356 & 38/0 Worcs 385
Durham v Notts at Chester-le-Street - Aug 31-Sep 3
Durham 253 & 309 Notts 188 & 74/3
Hampshire v Leics at Southampton - Aug 31-Sep 3
Leics 303 Hampshire 302/1
Kent v Glamorgan at Canterbury - Aug 31-Sep 3
Glamorgan 329 & 3/0 Kent 387
Lancashire v Yorkshire at Manchester - Aug 31-Sep 3
Lancashire 278 & 38/1 Yorkshire 610/6d
Middlesex v Warwickshire at Lord's - Aug 31-Sep 3
Warwickshire 362/8d Middlesex 192/4
Somerset v Northants at Taunton - Aug 31-Sep 3
Somerset 314 Northants 334/8
Surrey v NZ A at The Oval - Aug 31-Sep 2
Surrey 101 & 364 NZ A 211
4th ODI: England v India at Birmingham - Sep 2
England 206 India 117/0 (20.2/50 ov)
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