Born in Watnall Greasley on 1 November 1865, Albert Longdon was a right-hand bat and right-arm medium pace bowler.  He was chosen for the XXII Colts in April 1890 and in the end of season trial Next XVI v Notts. He played cricket for Eastwood Colliery CC and in 1894 represented Notts Castle CC in a game versus the MCC at Lord’s. He was selected to play for Notts v Gloucestershire at Trent Bridge in July 1895 but failed to appear. He did however make his First-Class debut for Notts in the following month. His First-Class career was limited to two appearances in the same week: v Middlesex at Trent Bridge, when he scored 20 not out and 0 and v Gloucestershire at Cheltenham College where his scores were 2 and 6. He did not bowl.

His career with Barber, Walker & Co limited his cricket. He was under-manager at High Peak Colliery near Moorgreen and then transferred to the same post at Bentley near Doncaster. From 1921 to 1937 he was manager of the Bentley Colliery; in November 1931 there was a gas explosion at the pit which killed 45 people.

Longdon died aged 71 on 13 May 1937 at Dan Wood House in Bentley.

May 2020

Nottinghamshire First-Class Number: 241

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