|Full name||Livingstone Walker|
14 June 1879|
Urmston, Lancashire, England
|Died||10 October 1940
Tonbridge, Kent, England
|Batting style||Right-handed batsman|
|Bowling style||Right-arm off-break|
|Role||Occasional wicket-keeper, Captain|
|Domestic team information|
|First-class debut||14 May 1900
London County v Worcestershire
|Last First-class||24 June 1904
London County v South Africans
Source: CricketArchive, 30 April 2008
Livingstone Walker (14 June 1879 – 10 October 1940) was an English amateur cricketer. His first-class career lasted from 1900 to 1904. He was a middle-order batsman, an occasional off spin bowler, and a very occasional wicket-keeper. He captained Surrey in 1903.
A good club cricketer, he was invited to play in some matches for London County in 1900. Though he was not very successful, he was selected to play in two matches for Surrey at the end of the season.
The following season was his most successful with the bat. He played in 24 matches: 9 for London County and 15 for Surrey. He reached 1,000 runs in a season for the only time, with 1,180 at a respectable average of 31.89. He made his only two hundreds that season, both for London County. His highest score of 222 was scored against MCC, when he shared a partnership of 281 with WG Grace for the third wicket. His innings took only 260 minutes.
Though he was less successful in 1902, with only 459 runs at an average of 20.86, before the start of the 1903 season he was appointed the Surrey captain following the resignation from the post of Digby Jephson. In those days, the convention was that the captain had to be an amateur, and Surrey were unable to find one willing to do the job who had greater experience or who was a stronger player. The side finished eleventh out of fifteen. In 1904, he played in only six matches, all for London County.
He was popular with his fellow players, and he acquired the nickname of Livy. His English cricket career was terminated by his moving to Shanghai, where he played for the Shanghai cricket team in matches against Hong Kong.
- Scorecard of London County v MCC, 1901. Retrieved 30 April 2008.
- David Lemmon, The History of Surrey County Cricket Club, Christopher Helm, 1989, ISBN 0-7470-2010-8, p112.