Hampshire Cricket History

A-Z (L4)
March 13, 2018, 9:48 am
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A couple of days of the ‘lesser known’ but some bigger names to follow soon

Light William Frederick (‘Billy’) (46) born Winchester 1.3.1878, died Exeter, 10.11.1930. WF Light was the brother of EE (above) and was predominantly a left-arm pace bowler, who played 12 first-class matches for Hampshire in 1897 & 1898, and played for Devon from 1901-1928. In 12 matches for Hampshire, he took 10 wickets at 34.30 and scored 101 runs at 5.94 with a best of 41 v Warwickshire in 1898, sharing a last wicket partnership of 82 with Edward Tate. His best bowling was 3-32 v Lancashire at Southampton in 1898 – he took five of his ten first-class wickets in that one match. His final match for a Hampshire side appears to be for the 2nd XI v Essex 2nd XI in 1900, when he did not bowl.

Lineham, Edwin (51 – Amateur) born Portsmouth 28.4.1879, died Portsmouth 12.8.1949. He was a batsman who played in just one match for Hampshire, at Old Trafford in 1898. In a match ruined by the weather, he was bowled by Johnny Briggs without scoring in the first innings and having opened the batting in the second innings did not face a ball in the single over bowled by Mold. He played subsequently for Hampshire 2nd XI, but to add to the disappointment of his only first-class match, he was originally wrongly named in reports as Lynam.

Lintott, Jacob Benedict (‘Jake’) (T20) born 22.4.1993, Taunton. Jacob Lintott is an unorthodox slow left-arm bowler who has played for Dorset, Wiltshire, and the 2nd XIs at Somerset, Warwickshire and, in 2017, Hampshire. He played for them in the 2nd XI T20 Finals Day at Arundel, and subsequently for the first XI in one T20 match v his native Somerset at the Ageas Bowl. Hampshire lost heavily with Lintott’s figures 3-0-24-1. Batting at number 11, he scored eight runs.

Lipscomb, Francis Wallis (Pre ’95 – Amateur) born Alresford, 20.7.1834, died Southsea, 3.10.1906. His first-class debut was at Canterbury for the Gentlemen of England in 1857. Five years later he played for the Gentlemen of the South and then in 1881 & 1882, he played three matches for Hampshire, all v Sussex. He averaged 18.40 with a best of 53 and best bowling of 2-46. In 1870, he captained Scotland v Cheltenham College Wanderers, in Edinburgh, top-scoring with 44 in the second innings, despite which, Scotland lost by an innings. He was a regular Army officer with the 18th (Royal Irish) Regiment of Foot, promoted to Lieutenant in 1859 and then to Captain, before he retired to become a hop merchant.

Lipscomb, William Henry (Pre ’95 – Amateur) born Winchester 20.11.1846, died Clapham 9.4.1918. He studied at Marlborough and Oxford University, obtaining his ‘blue’ in 1868. For Hampshire, he played in four matches in 1866 & 1867, with a batting average of 14.14; he bowled briefly but took no wickets. He played first-class cricket also for the Gentlemen of the South, with another Lipscomb (Robert) but it seems that none of these three Lipscombs (see above) were related.



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Lipscomb is interesting as I knew a Lipscomb family in Southsea who were family friends.

Comment by Stephen Saunders

I taught one (mid-80s, good at art, called Nucia (is that how you spell it?) whose mum was an art college lecturer. They lived in Southsea – maybe the same?

Comment by pompeypop

Shouldn’t Richard Lewis be included in L3?

Comment by Ian White

Good spot!

Just checking you were all awake/ Dave mucks up again

Delete as appropriate

Cheers Ian

Comment by pompeypop

I have now corrected myself on the previous post – RV Lewis – apologies to you and to him, he’s a smashing bloke.

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