Allan Lamb is a former England Cricket Captain.
Born in Cape Province, South Africa, he first played first-class cricket for Western Province.
In 1978 he was signed as an overseas player by Northamptonshire.
It was at Northamptonshire where Allan Lamb made his fame.
He was later persuaded by Ken Turner, their secretary, that with South Africa banned from test match cricket due to the apartheid régime, Lamb was best taking advantage of his parents’ English heritage to play for England.
After making his debut in 1982, Allan Lamb was fixture of the England middle order for the next decade.
Small, stocky, aggressive, he had a correct technique, power in his shots and a gift for needling the bowlers.
Lamb played in 79 tests captaining England on three occasions.
In 1995 he came close to taking Northamptonshire to their first Championship.
In 1981 Allan was named Wisden Cricketer of the Year.
With over 4600 Test runs, including 14 Test hundreds for England and over 100 one-day international appearances, Allan Lamb was one of the most successful batsmen of his generation.
Since retiring from cricket Allan has remained an in-demand cricket after-dinner speaker.