John Lamb (cricketer)

Henry John Hey Lamb (3 May 1912 – 5 February 1993) was an English cricketer. Lamb was a right-handed batsman who fielded occasionally as a wicket-keeper. He was born at Warkton, Northamptonshire.

John Lamb
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Personal information
Full nameHenry John Hey Lamb
Born(1912-05-03)3 May 1912
Warkton, Northamptonshire, England
Died5 February 1993(1993-02-05) (aged 80)
Kettering, Northamptonshire, England
RoleOccasional wicket-keeper
Domestic team information
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 38
Runs scored 1,085
Batting average 16.95
100s/50s 0/4
Top score 91*
Balls bowled 0
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling
Catches/stumpings 23/1
Source: Cricinfo, 19 November 2011


Lamb made his first-class debut for Northamptonshire against Warwickshire in the 1934 County Championship. He made 37 further first-class appearances, the last of which came against Somerset in the 1938 County Championship.[1] In his 38 first-class appearances, he scored 1,085 runs at an average of 16.95, with a high score of 91 not out.[2] This score, which was one of four first-class fifties he made, came against Essex in 1936.[3] He also captained Northamptonshire on occasion but was not the official club captain.


He died at Kettering, Northamptonshire, on 5 February 1993.


  1. ^ "First-Class Matches played by John Lamb". CricketArchive. Retrieved 19 November 2011.
  2. ^ "First-class Batting and Fielding For Each Team by John Lamb". CricketArchive. Retrieved 19 November 2011.
  3. ^ "Northamptonshire v Essex, 1936". CricketArchive. Retrieved 19 November 2011.

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