Sep Lambert

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Sep Lambert
Cricket information
Batting style Right-handed batsman
Bowling style n/a - wicket-keeper
International information
National side
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 7
Runs scored 184
Batting average 23.00
100s/50s 0/1
Top score 60*
Balls bowled 0
Wickets -
Bowling average -
5 wickets in innings -
10 wickets in match -
Best bowling -
Catches/stumpings 3/0

Septimus Drummond "Sep" Lambert (3 August 1876 in Dublin, Ireland – 21 April 1959 in Dublin)[1] was an Irish cricketer. A right-handed batsman and wicket-keeper,[1] he played 14 times for the Ireland cricket team between 1896 and 1921,[2] including seven first-class matches.[3]

Lambert was educated at Rathmines School and Wesley College in Dublin and at St John's College in Preston before qualifying as a solicitor in Dublin.

Cricket career[edit]

Sep Lambert made his debut for Ireland against I Zingari in August 1896. Never a regular in the Irish side, his international career contains several large gaps between matches, and it was three years before he played his second match for Ireland, also against I Zingari in August 1899. Another three-year gap followed,[2] before he made his first-class debut for Ireland, against London County in May 1902,[3] in what was also Ireland's first first-class match.[4] This was a rare period of consistent selection for Ireland,[2] and he played three further first-class matches again that month, against the MCC, Oxford University and Cambridge University.[3]

He played once in 1903 against London County, and twice in 1904 against South Africa and Cambridge University. He played a match against HDG Leveson-Gower's XI in 1905, before another gap in appearances, this time for eleven years, returning for a match against Scotland in July 1911.[2]

Another long gap followed, though much of this can be explained by Ireland not playing between 1915 and 1919 due to the First World War.[4] He did play three more times for Ireland though, against Scotland in 1920 and against the Irish Military and Scotland in 1921.[2]

Statistics[edit]

In all matches for Ireland, Sep Lambert scored 342 runs at an average of 20.12, with a top score of 60 not out against Oxford University in May 1902, his only half-century for Ireland[2] and also his top first-class score.[1] He took ten catches and no stumpings.[2]

Family[edit]

Sep Lambert came from a cricketing family. His brother Bob was one of Ireland's finest cricketers, and his nephew Ham also played cricket for Ireland.[1]

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