Born in Bretby, Derbyshire, on 26 August 1870, Walter George Hassall Lowe was a surprise inclusion in the Notts line-up for their County Championship game versus Gloucestershire at Trent Bridge on 25, 26 and 27 July 1895. Due to the non-arrival of Albert Longdon, Lowe was a last minute selection and the Nottingham Guardian noted that “His cricket was free from fault and several of his strokes well-timed and clear, notably a pretty cut and fine off-drive”. Lowe scored 15 not out and 14. This was his only First-Class match but he had made an appearance earlier in May that year for Notts Colts v Yorkshire Colts at Sheffield, scoring 45 not out and taking 4-20. A member of Notts Castle CC, for whom he played v MCC at Lord's in 1895, he was unable to play in 1896 due to ill-health and subsequently appeared for Stoke Bardolph CC.
In May 1914, he and his wife Sarah boarded the White Star Liner Dominion at Liverpool en route to Montreal. He died twenty years later, on 16 May 1934, in Scarborough, Ontario, when his occupation was given as 'gardener'.
Nottinghamshire First-Class Number: 240