|Full name||Lall Singh|
16 December 1909|
Kuala Lumpur, Federated Malay States
|Died||19 November 1985
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
|Bowling style||Right-arm slow-medium|
|Only Test (cap 4)||25 June 1932 v England|
|Domestic team information|
|1935||Maharaja of Patiala's XI|
|1935||Cricket Club of India|
|Source: CricketArchive, 1 January 2007|
Lall Singh's fame rests on his brilliant fielding which he displayed in India's first Test tour of England in 1932. He played in the only Test of the series and ran out Frank Woolley. In the second innings, he scored 29 and added 74 runs in 40 minutes with Amar Singh. He was an aggressive batsman with an uncertain defence.
He had been invited to attend the Test trials by the Indian cricket board in 1931. The Indians in Malaysia raised a fund to send him for the trials in Patiala. Even though he was not qualified to play for India on birth or residential qualifications, the Imperial Cricket Conference decided to waive the rules but for this action 'not to be regarded as a precedent'. 
When England toured India in 1933/34, Singh was ruled ineligible even though he had been in India for two years. He played for Southern Punjab for two seasons, and returned to Malaysia where he lived out his life as a groundsman. He played 13 matches for the Federated Malay States and Malaya, scoring 722 runs and taking 34 wickets.
Although many sources believe it's an urban myth, after playing for Southern Punjab for a few years, Singh became injured and wasn't eligible to play during the winter of 1935. Singh left for Paris in March 1936, where he married, Myrtle Watkins, an African-American singer based in France whom he met that winter, while she performed at Bombay's Taj Mahal Hotel with Leon Abbey's Orchestra. Myrtle converted to Hinduism, while Singh briefly managed her career. Later the couple divorced and Singh returned to Malaysia in 1939. The couple however never opened a nightclub in Paris.
According to Cashman , after playing for Southern Punjab for a few years, Singh left to Paris where he opened a night club with his wife, a singer from the Taj Mahal Hotel, before returning to Malaysia. But Mihir Bose  rejects this story. He writes that "there were stories of his running a nightclub in Paris. The truth was more prosaic. He lived out his life as a groundsman in Kuala Lampur".
- ^ Richard Cashman, Patrons, Players and the Crowd : The Phenomenon of Indian Cricket
- ^ Mihir Bose, A History of Indian Cricket (1990 edition)
- ^ Roy Morgan, Encyclopedia of World Cricket
- Christopher Martin-Jenkins, A Complete Who's Who of Test Cricketers
- Lall Singh at ESPNcricinfo