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F. Bathurst.   Col. Moncrieffe.   Spencer Lyttleton.   Alfred Baillie.   E.T. Drake.   Spencer Ponsonby.   Dark.

This is one of four photographs in the album taken at Lord’s on 9 June 1859 when I Zingari played against the Household Brigade. Fred Bathurst, Alfred Baillie, Mr. Dark and E.T. Drake have been commented on previously.

  • Col. Moncrieffe is Sir Thomas Moncrieffe of that Ilk, 7th Bt. (1822-1879), who served with the Grenadier Guards and Atholl Highlanders, and was an Honorary Col. of the Royal Perthshire Rifles. He played first-class cricket for Marylebone Cricket Club between 1841 and 1852, and for I Zingari between 1850 and 1862. He was a member of the I Zingari team that played at Lord’s on 9 June 1859.
  • George William Spencer Lyttleton, 4th Baron Lyttleton (1817-1876), was Under Secretary of State for War and the Colonies in Sir Robert Peel’s government in 1846. He had played cricket for Cambridge University and other teams in 1836. He was also President of the British Chess Foundation in 1858.
  • Spencer Ponsonby (later Sir Spencer Ponsonby-Fane) was one of the founders of I Zingari and the Old Stagers.

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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