James Lillywhite (jnr)      

Full name James Lillywhite

Born February 23, 1842, Westhampnett, Sussex

Died October 25, 1929, Westerton, Chichester, Sussex (aged 87 years 244 days)

Major teams England, Sussex

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox

Other Umpire

Relation Uncle - FW Lillywhite, Cousin - James Lillywhite snr, Cousin - John Lillywhite, Cousin - F Lillywhite

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 2 3 1 16 10 8.00 0 0 1 0 1 0
First-class 256 445 59 5523 126* 14.30 2 12 109 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 2 4 340 126 8 4/70 6/106 15.75 2.22 42.5 1 0 0
First-class 256 57072 18436 1210 10/129 15.23 1.93 47.1 96 22
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v England at Melbourne, Mar 15-19, 1877 scorecard
Last Test Australia v England at Melbourne, Mar 31-Apr 4, 1877 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1862 - 1885
Umpiring statistics
Test debut Australia v England at Melbourne, Dec 31, 1881 - Jan 4, 1882 scorecard
Last Test England v Australia at Manchester, Jul 17-19, 1899 scorecard
Test matches 6
Test statistics

Jim Lillywhite was a slow left-armer with a high and accurate delivery, a hard-hitting lower-order batsman and a sound fielder. He came from a notable cricketing family - five close relations had played for Sussex - and between 1862 and 1881 he appeared in all of Sussex's matches. He toured Australia six times, captaining England in the inaugural Test of 1876-77 (he was the last survivor of that match and outlived the rest of his team by seven years). He also toured America in 1868 and for some years was secretary of the United South of England XI as well as being a more than capable umpire.
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The England cricket team in 1880. Left to right: James Lillywhite, John Selby, Alfred Shaw, George Ulyett, Lord Harris, Walter Gilbert, Harry Jupp, Albert Hornby, W.G Grace, Bunny Lucas, G.F Grace, William Oscroft, Allan Gibson Steel, Ted Pooley, Richard Daft, Alexander Webbe, Tom Emmett, Billy Bates, Ephraim Lockwood, Richard Pilling and Fred Morley.

The England cricket team in 1880

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Oct 24, 1876

The 1876-77 squad which played the first Test against Australia at Melbourne in March 1877 pictured shortly before they left England.  Back: Harry Jupp, Tom Emmett, Alfred Hogben (a sponsor of the trip), Allan Hill, Tom Armitage. Front: Ted Pooley, James Southerton, James Lillywhite jnr, Alfred Shaw, George Ulyett, Andrew Greenwood. On ground: Harry Charlwood, John Selby.

The 1876-77 squad which played the first Test against Australia

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