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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
|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.
Plays of the day from the CLT20 match between Dolphins and Lahore Lions in Bangalore
The Plays of the day from the CLT20 match between Kings XI Punjab and Northern Knights, in Mohali