|Full name||John Lillywhite|
10 November 1826|
Hove, Sussex, England
|Died||27 October 1874
St Pancras, London, England
|Bowling style||Right-arm fast|
|Relations||Father:William Lillywhite, Brother:Fred Lillywhite, Cousin:James Lillywhite|
|Domestic team information|
|Source: Cricket archive, 2 October 2012|
John Lillywhite was part of a famous cricketing family, his father being William Lillywhite, a brother being Fred Lillywhite and his cousin being James Lillywhite. In 1863, members of the family established the sports outfitters Lillywhites.
Lillywhite was an all-rounder who batted right-handed and bowled right-arm roundarm, both slow and fast.
His known first-class career spanned the 1848 to 1873 seasons. He took 223 wickets in 185 matches @ 11.56 with a best analysis of 8/54. He took five wickets in an innings 12 times and 10 wickets in a match twice. He scored 5127 runs @ 17.43 with a highest score of 138, making two centuries. He took 94 catches.
- H S Altham, A History of Cricket, Volume 1 (to 1914), George Allen & Unwin, 1926
- Derek Birley, A Social History of English Cricket, Aurum, 1999
- Rowland Bowen, Cricket: A History of its Growth and Development, Eyre & Spottiswoode, 1970
- Arthur Haygarth, Scores & Biographies, Volumes 3-9 (1841-1866), Lillywhite, 1862-1867
- John Major, More Than A Game, HarperCollins, 2007 – includes the famous 1859 touring team photo taken on board ship at Liverpool