Born on 13 November 1839 in St Anns in Nottingham, Michael McIntyre was the elder brother of William (1844-92) and Martin (1847-85) who also appeared for Notts. Michael appeared for the XXII Colts versus Notts in April 1863. He made his First-Class debut at the Oval for the North v Surrey, scoring 12 and 23 and taking 2-30 and 0-10. He played in the return fixture 17 days later at Broughton Cricket Club in Salford, scoring 5 and 4 and having figures of 2-32. In between these two fixtures he played for Notts v XIV Free Foresters in August 1863, having first innings figures of 9-18. His third and final First-Class appearance was Notts versus Kent at Trent Bridge on 13th and 14th June 1864 scoring 0 not out and bowling 3-1-6-0. In September 1870 he appeared for the XVI of Notts v England at Eastwood Hall.
He played professionally for Broughton (1863-64), Hull (1863) and Todmorden (1864) and made appearances for the Players of Lancashire versus the Gentleman of Lancashire at Old Trafford in 1863 and 1864. He played for Eastwood CC until 1875 and also had a professional engagement with T Walker of Eastwood Hall in 1868.
Michael McIntyre died in Basford Workhouse on 9 October 1888 aged 48 years. He was described as “a general labourer of Eastwood”.
Nottinghamshire First-Class Number: 101