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Allan Lamb

England|Middle order Batter
Allan Lamb
INTL CAREER: 1982 - 1992
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Full Name

Allan Joseph Lamb


June 20, 1954, Langebaanweg, Cape Province, South Africa


69y 256d


Legga, Lambie

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Medium

Playing Role

Middle order Batter


5ft 8in


Wynberg Boys High School

Some England cricketers are born; there was no destiny in Allan Lamb's career. Signed from Western Province as an unknown by Northamptonshire as their overseas player in 1978, he was chugging along nicely when Ken Turner, their secretary, persuaded him that South Africa were years away from returning to Test cricket and that he should invoke his English-born parent to play for England.

Lamb was to be a fixture of the England middle order for the next decade. Small, stocky, aggressive, he had a correct technique, power in his shots, and a gift for needling the bowlers. He played some of his best innings against West Indies. In the 1984 Blackwash series, he was the only England batter to score three hundreds against that fearsome attack; the rest of the team managed one. In Jamaica in 1989-90, he made another hundred, this time a match-winning one, the first for England against West Indies in 16 years.

Lamb captained England in three Tests, hopelessly, but in 1995 he came close to taking Northamptonshire to their first Championship, strutting round the county grounds like Napoleon.

Allan Lamb Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

List A4844636315658132*39.14--1998--1350


List A484-322921/41/414.505.4316.0000
Allan Joseph Lamb

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Debut/Last Matches of Allan Lamb

FC Matches

1972 - 1995

List A Matches

1972/73 - 1995

Photos of Allan Lamb

Allan Lamb takes evasive action as Kapil Dev cuts
David Gower, Keith Bradshaw and Allan Lamb at the launch of New Commonwealth
Allan Lamb and Robin Smith dressed as Mickey and Minnie Mouse
Allan Lamb made 109 in the second innings
Allan Lamb steps between a rowing Alec Stewart and Desmond Haynes