Born on 19 July 1867 in Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Samuel Lowe was a right-hand batsman and right-arm fast bowler. He appeared for the XXII Colts v Nottinghamshire in April 1894 and v Yorkshire Colts in June of the same year. His only First-Class match was for Notts v Lancashire at Old Trafford in August 1894 when he scored 8 and 0 and bowled 0-12 and 0-7.

He played his local cricket for Kirkby Portland CC, but joined Cardiff CC as a professional for the 1895 season and represented Glamorgan in the same season, prior to them joining the Minor Counties Championship the following year. He played 52 matches in the Minor Counties Championship between 1896 and 1902, scoring 460 runs @9.58 and taking 240 wickets @15.13. His best bowling figures were 8-37 against Wiltshire at Cardiff Arms Park in 1901. He took a hat trick versus Cornwall at Swansea in 1897. He remained in South Wales acting as a groundsman/professional to Cardiff CC until 1906.

He died on 29 March 1947 aged 79 years in Kirkby-in-Ashfield.

He had two brothers who also played First-Class cricket: Tom Lowe (1859-1934) who also made just one appearance for Notts, in 1894, and Richard Lowe (1869-1946) who made 15 First-Class appearances between 1891-94 for Sussex and Lord Sheffield’s XI and who also appeared for Glamorgan in their Minor County days.

June 2020

Nottinghamshire First-Class Number: 235

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