Ephraim Lockwood      

Full name Ephraim Lockwood

Born April 4, 1845, Lascelles Hall, Huddersfield, Yorkshire

Died December 19, 1921, Tandem, Lascelles Hall, Huddersfield, Yorkshire (aged 76 years 259 days)

Major teams Yorkshire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm slow-medium (roundarm)

Relation Uncle - J Thewlis snr, Brother - H Lockwood, Cousin - J Thewlis jnr

Ephraim Lockwood
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 Ct St
First-class 328 569 39 12512 208 23.60 8 232 3
Bowling averages
Mat Runs Wkts BBI Ave 5w 10
First-class 328 3458+ 207 7/35 16.78* 7 1
Career statistics
First-class span 1868 - 1884

Ephraim Lockwood was described as unassuming and uneducated, but he was one of the leading batsmen of his generation who was reckoned to have as many shots as any man other than WG Grace. His debut was memorable. Summoned at short notice, he was jeered by the crowd for his appearance - he wore a grebe, black and red checked shirt and short trousers - but he made 91 in an opening stand of 176 with John Thewlis, his uncle. He was soon a regular in the side, and was invited to tour Australia several times but always declined as he had no desire to travel. He made only one overseas trip, to the USA in 1879. In 1883, aged 38, he scored his only double hundred - 208 against Kent - and his form fell away marked thereafter, so much so that by mid 1884 he had lost his place after scoring 65 runs in nine matches.
Martin Williamson


Playing his last county match in 1884 Ephraim Lockwood was only a name to the present generation, but middle-aged people will remember him as the finest Yorkshire batsman of his day. He rose to fame at one bound, and for fifteen years he was in the front rank, never looking back. His career had a brilliant climax, followed almost immediately by eclipse. In August. 1883, against Kent at Gravesend, he scored 208--the highest, and in some respects, the best innings of his life - but in the following year he lost his form so completely that he had to be left out of the Yorkshire eleven, and, except for a match in Scotland in 1888, no more was seen of him.

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Jun 19, 1881

Ephraim Lockwood

Ephraim Lockwood

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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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