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Alfred Baillie.   Fred Bathurst.   Winfield (sic) Fiennes.   Chandos Leigh.   Dark.

This photograph is one of four in the album taken at Lord’s on 9 June 1859, when I Zingari played against the Household Brigade.

  • Alfred William Baillie (1830-1867) (holding a cricket bat) played for I Zingari from 1849 to 1862 and first-class cricket for Marylebone Cricket Club and other teams.
  • Frederick Thomas Arthur Hervey-Bathurst (1833-1900) (sitting on ground) was the son of Sir Frederick Hutchinson Hervey-Bathurst, 3rd Bt. He played for I Zingari from 1852 to 1863, for Marylebone Cricket Club, Hampshire, and many other teams, but on 9 June 1859, he was playing for the Household Brigade against I Zingari. He was elected M.P. for South Wiltshire in 1861.
  • Wingfield S.T.W. Fiennes (1834-1923) (behind table) played for I Zingari from 1854 to 1866, as well as for Oxford University, Gentlemen of England and Marylebone Cricket Club.
  • Edward Chandos Leigh (1832-1915) (in top hat, sitting) was a barrister who played for, and often captained, I Zingari, from 1852 to 1875, having previously played for Harrow and Oxford University. He also acted and wrote plays for the Old Stagers amateur dramatic society, as recalled in his memoirs, Bar, Bat and Bit. This photograph shows him reading an early programme for the Grand Match played at the ground, and was taken by the side of the old pavilion, as were the team photographs on pages 45 and 53. (P. Smith, personal communication, August 29, 2014)
  • James Dark (1795-1871) was a professional cricketer who later became a patron of the sport. From 1835 to 1864, he was the proprietor of Lord’s Cricket Ground.

See also Through A Glass, Brightly: A group of photographs of an I Zingari team at Lord’s in 1859 have been confirmed as the earliest known photographs of cricketers taken at the Ground.

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