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, 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 boarded the White Star Liner Dominion at Liverpool en route to Montreal. He became a fruit farmer in California, where it is believed he died sometime during the 1930s.
Nottinghamshire First-Class Number: 240