Allan Lamb

Allan Lamb

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Allan Joseph Lamb (born 20 June 1954 in Cape Province, South Africa) is a former England cricketer and captain who played for the first class teams of Western Province and Northamptonshire, the latter as an Overseas player. He joined Northamptonshire so he could enhance his career and eventually play Test cricket for England, as his native country South Africa were to be banned from International cricket due to the apartheid régime. He retired in 1995 at the age of 41 and currently works for Sky Sports and other foreign T.V cricketing broadcasts as an analyst.

Personal life

Allan Lamb was born to British parents in Langebaanweg, South Africa. His father Mickey was a journeyman club bowler and his mother Joan was an ardent spectator who never willingly missed a match. He attended Wynberg Boys' High School and Abbots College where he played cricket to an 'outstanding' level.


Domestic cricket in South Africa

In January 1973, Allan made his first team debut at the tender age of 18 when he played for the Western Province in the Currie Cup. He batted at number three and made 59 and 36 against the Eastern Province. CricketArchive. Retrieved 2009-11-30. He then had a two year absence from the game and joined the National Service in the South African Air Force building airfields before returning to the club. Western Force then experimented with Allan as an opener, at 5 and 6 but 4 was always his true and regular position in the batting order for...
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