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What do the numbers on England\'s cricket shirts under the 3 lions mean?

What do the numbers on England's cricket shirts under the 3 lions mean?

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  • Elijah Fawcett 2020-08-05 16:47:38 rate(0)

    England players sport a unique ID number on their shirts just below the three-lion crest.

    This represents their spot in the chronological list of players to appear for England at Test and One-Day International level - as researched by England scorer and statistician Malcolm Ashton.

    In 1877 England adopted a scheme of giving each player a cap number. So when each player receives their first cap they are assigned a number, that started with 1, a T Armitage. Some interesting names and numbers: 13 Lord Harris; 18 Reverend Royle; the legendary Dr W.G. Grace was 24; 25 the honourable A. Lyttleton; 96 The 7th Lord Hawk; 230 Lieutenant-Colonel RT Stanyforth and another legend Fred Trueman at 369. More recent big names include 422 Geoffrey Boycott; 477 Mike Gatting; 474 Ian Botham; 494 Allan Lamb; 538 Michael Atherton; 542 Nasser Hussain; 543 Alec Stewart; 568 Darren Gough; 591 Andrew Flintoff; 600 Michael Vaughan, the current captain; acting captain Andrew Strauss is 624, and Jon Lewis is 634.

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