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irish internationals

(1) ROWLEY MILLER

(2) RICHARD AVERILL (DICKEY) LLOYD

(3) ADRIAN SEMPLE

"Biographies  by kind permission of Edward Liddle and CricketEurope."

                                                                                        ROWLEY MILLER

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                                                                                  MATCHES FOR IRELAND  

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22/06/1868           IRELAND XXI ( 84 ,161 ) v ALL ENGLAND XI (184 , 62 for 1 )         COLLEGE PARK ,DUBLIN               RM         14 and 2

17/06/1869           IRELAND XXI (140 , 41 for 14 )v ALL ENGLAND XI ( 136, 131)    OBSERVATORY LANE , RATHMINES , DUBLIN .  RM 17 and 0.

02/09/1869           IRELAND XXI ( 83, 100 )v S. of ENGLAND XI  (142 ,44 for 5 )                       DITTO                                RM               no 1 and 0

31/07/1891           IRELAND XXI (58 ,24 ) v MCC XI    (170 )                                       COLLEGE PARK , DUBLIN             RM          10 for MCC

28/08/1874           IRELAND XII (137 , 86 ) v I ZINGARI  XII  (117 , 91 )       VICE REGAL GROUNDS, PHOENIX PARK ,DUBLIN    0 , 4WKTS. for 10

                               

                                                                                       1879 TOUR of AMERICA

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25/09/1879         IRE XI  (58 , 82 )                   v PHILADELPHIA  ( 149 )                 GERMANSTOWN C.C. ,NICETOWN, PHILADELPHIA     RM         1

27/09/               IRE XI   ( 122 )                    v PHILADELPHIA  ( 108 )                             DITTO                                                                        RM        20

10/10/                IRE  XII ( 159 )                  v TORONTO XV (29 , 45 )                              CAER HOWELL , TORONTO                                        RM       5

13/10/             IRE   XI (81 , 60 )              v HAMILTON  XI (47 , 34 )                               HAMILTON                                                           RM      1 and 1

16/10/                IRE  XII (346 )                    v WHITBY   XVI ( 30 , 56 )                              WHITBY                                                                RM           24

19/10/          IRE  XI ( 102 , 52 for 3WKTS)     v COBOURG XII (137, 65 )                   COBOURG                                                            RM   15 and 4      

ROWLEY MILLER SCORED THE FIRST CENTURY FOR DUNGANNON v LURGAN IN 1870 AND PLAYED HIS LAST GAME FOR DUNGANNON IN 1901

HE ALSO PLAYED FOR NORTH, DUBLIN UNIVERSITY, PHOENIX , KILLYMAN AND COOKSTOWN. HE ALSO RAN HIS OWN TOURING TEAM WHICH PLAYED AROUND THE NORTH OF IRELAND PLAYING AGAINST NORTH, ARMAGH AND OTHERS.

                                                                                        RICHARD AVERIL ( DICKIE ) LLOYD

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BORN : 04/08/1891                        ----                               DIED  : 23/10/1950                                              --------------       EDUCATED :           ARMAGH ROYAL SCHOOL , PORTORA                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ROYAL SCHOOL , DUBLIN UNIVERSITY

---------    TAMNAMORE, DUNGANNON.                 ---------     ROYAL VICTORIA HOSPITAL, BELFAST       ------------------------

 

                                                                                            CLUBS

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                                     ***   DUNGANNON *** , DUBLIN UNIVERSITY , WOODBROOK , FREE FORRISTERS , PHOENIX  , LIVERPOOL , LANCASHIRE .

 

                                                                          PLAYED FOR IRELAND

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                                                                                      AGAINST

                                                         SCOTLAND  20/07/1911 SCORING 47

 

                                                  SOUTH AFRICA 20/ 06/1912 SCORING  22 and 27

 

                                                   3 INNS. --   0 NO  --   96 RUNS  --  HS.  47--- AVERAGE  32.0

 

DICKEY PLAYED ABOUT SIX GAMES FOR DUNGANNON  (1909 , 1910 ) AND SCORED 132 Not Out  AGAINST MILFORD OUT OF A TOTAL OF 176 . HE ALSO SCORED TWO 50s. He was undoutedly the best batsman and cricketer to play for Dungannon

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                  Dickie Lloyd was a superb all-round sportsman . As a cricketer he was a free scoring front foot player, happiest when opening the innings. He was an effective medium paceer at school,though he mostly forgot his bowling afterwards. On one occasion , he kept wicket for Lancashire in a first class match. As a rugby footballer, he was the first, or one of the first, specialist fly halves,also a fair place kicker, and a drop goal expert: the last attribute important in an era when the drop was worth four points. It is no wonder that his old school ,PORTORA ,rete him as one of their most famous former pupils, fit to stand beside felow Dublin University cricketer,Sam Beckett, who had a rarather different subsequent career, and Oscar Wilde, who thought the game's " postures were indecent. "

At Portora, Lloyd was four years in the XI. He played for Ulster Schools, and in his last two years, for the school, totalled 1249 runs at 40.29. He was seen as

 

                        " a fine bat with good scoring strokes all round the wicket , times the ball well and drives with power. "

 

His main game was rugby. In his final season the XV wonall their matches scoring 934 points against 34 . Campbell College was beaten 76- 0 in the Cup Semi Final and St. Andrews , Dublin 90-0 , in the Final. The Ulster Schools XV , predominantly Portora defeated Leinster Schools 76- 0 : Lloyd's team also saw off adult sides, for example, NIFC and LANSDOWNE. Coached by the Headmaster, who had brought Lloyd with him from Armagh Royal, where he had been Head, the team has been described by Irish Rugby historian Edmund van Esbeck as  

                       

                                      " the greatest school side in the hisrory of the game. "

 

Lloyd enrered Dublin University in the Autumn of 1909 and was quickly into the XI the following summer. He opened the innings throughout the next three seasons, scoring 10 centuries, as well as two in other matches. His opening partners varied. He was often accompanied by fellow halfback, HM Read , a batsman of even more violent inclinations. In 1911 , they put on 323 against Co. Kilkenny , before Dickie ( 160 not out ) ran Read out. Later that season they posted 198 in90 minutes against Cork County, Lloyd making 123.

         Sometimes however Read dropped down the order and PF Quinlan, a dour Western Australian batsman, who later represented his state in first class cricket , opened instead .

 

Lloyd's highest score was 202 against the Dublin Garrison in College Park, his boundaries being 36 fours and 1 six. That season Dublin University were undefeated in their 17 matches.

 

These performances brought him Ireland selection in 1911 and 1912 . In the former year , he played against Scotland. As Ireland rattled up 409 -- 4 declared, he made 47 , adding 130 for the third wicket with fellow debutant and future Stormont Speaker , Harry Mullholland ( 149 ) .

He also appeared for Ireland against South Africa  at Wood brooke the following year . Ireland wer routed in this contest, so his scores of 22 and 27, in the middle order,were far from disasterous.

The latter was the highest score in a total of 118 : Dickie added 43 for the fifth wicket with GJ Meldon. He did not spend a fourth summer in University, but featured, unsuccessfully for the Free Foresters v Cambridge.

 

Meanwhile having dominated the Dublin rugby scene, he and Read were picked at halfback for Ireland against england in the 1909-10 seasons. He was to play 19 times , including 2 post war matches. Read was with him for 11 games. They have been credited with being the inventors of modern halfback play, the first to specialise with Read at scrumhalf and Lloyd outside. They were amongst the first, though at this distance it is impossible to be exact. Lloyd was also agoal kicker, if not in the O'Gara or Humphries class, he was one of the best of his day, and adrop goal specialist. He scored 72 points for Ireland and was on the winning side eight times. After one post war season, he played no more internationals, but captained Liverpool and later became a leading referee.

 

After the war , in whtch he reached the rank of captain fn the Liverpool Scottish, he made a brief foray into the newly formed Leinster Senior League, which showed how much he was going to be missed in Irish cricket. He played 3 matches for Phoenix, passed 50 in three of his four innings. He blasted 158 against Railway Union in PhoenixPark in 85 minutes with seven 6s and twentyone 4s: 79.74% of his runs in boundaries: he then took 5/24. His finale in Irish cricket was 69 against v Civil Service. In all he totalled 330 runs at 82.50 .

He worked for his cousins, the Cunninghams , in their cotton broking business Cunningham and Hinshaw. He appeared to have been used for his name and not to have any onerous duties. He also did some early rugby broadcasting for the BBC.

 

Returning to cricket , he played for Liverpool CC for several years and made three appearances for Lancashire in 1921/22 . His first, at his home ground , was the most successful with scores of 51 and 33 against Gloustershire in a match his county won by three wickets. However incompany with many others that year, including the Test team, he would probably wish to forget his last match; a pair, both to Ted Macdonald, against the all-powerful Australian tourists. His last outing the following season was also unsuccessful,17 and 0 against Cambridge.

His obituary, which makes no mension of his spectacular batting at University, or of his having played for Ireland, is in Wisden 1952.

 

                                                                                                                                                Edward Liddle  April 2007 """"""

 STATSZONE IRELAND      CRICKET EUROPE IRELAND

 

UNFORTUNATELY FOR DUNGANNON DICKIE ONLY PLAYED SIX MATCHES IN 1909 AND WAS LOST FOR EVER TO DUNGANNON CRICKET. THE COURSE OF DUNGANNON CRICKET COULD HAVE SO DIFFERENT IF IT COULD HAVE HAD A PLAYER OF HIS ABILITY AVAILABLE FOR A FEW YEARS.

IT IS ATRANGE THAT A DUNGANNON MAN WENT TO SCHOOL IN ARMAGH ROYAL AND THEN PORTORA ROYAL. HE CERTAINLY ENJOYED BASHING THE ROYAL SCHOOL DUNGANNON BOWLING AROUND IN HIS SCHOOLDAYS.

AN AVERILL LLOYD PLAYED FOR DUNGANNON IN 1865 AND HE COULD HAVE BEEN "DICKIES ' GRANDFATHER"

                                                      ADRIAN SEMPLE         LIMAVADY, DUNGANNON , NORTH DOWN , RUC , PSNI .

HE PLAYED ONCE FOR DUNGANNON AS A 16 YEAR OLD.

RICHARD, LIONEL AND ADRIAN SEMPLE PLAYED AGAINST SHORTS IN 1977. IT WAS THE ONLY OCCASION THAT THEY PLAYED TOGETHER ON THE ONE TEAM. RICKIE PLAYED FOR DUNGANNON OVER A NUMBER OF SEASONS AND HIS BROTHERS HELPED OUT IN THIS MATCH AS DUNGANNON WERE SHORT OF PLAYERS AS USUAL . LIONEL AND ADRIAN PLAYED FOR NORTH DOWN AND RUC .

RICHARD INFORMS ME THAT LIONEL HAS DIED .WHAT A WASTE OF A GOOD CRICKETER .

 

He played two matches against Northampton in 1989  scoring 3 and 9 not out.

He took 1 wicket for 31.