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
Durham v Worcs at Chester-le-Street - Jun 26-29
Durham 197 Worcs 367 (86.4 ov)
Essex v Middlesex at Chelmsford - Jun 26-29
Middlesex 246 & 27/0 (13 ov) Essex 542/3d
Glamorgan v Derbyshire at Cardiff - Jun 26-29
Derbyshire 288 & 160 Glamorgan 237 & 0/1 (6 ov, target 212)
Hampshire v Somerset at Southampton - Jun 26-29
Hampshire 211/9d Somerset 135/8 (46.1 ov)
Northants v Leics at Northampton - Jun 26-29
Northants 261 & 289/7d Leics 157 & 44/0 (16 ov, target 394)
Notts v Kent at Nottingham - Jun 26-29
Kent 180 & 214/7 (74 ov) Notts 371
Sussex v Gloucs at Hove - Jun 26-29
Sussex 358/9d Gloucs 150/1d (51 ov)
Warwickshire v Lancashire at Birmingham - Jun 26-29
Lancashire 273 & 178/4 (70 ov) Warwickshire 321
Yorkshire v Surrey at Leeds - Jun 26-29
Surrey 516/7d Yorkshire 27/1 (10.5 ov)
Eng Lions v South Africa at Worcester - Jun 29-Jul 1
South Africa 30/1 (14 ov)
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