A. G. Steel
English cricketerDied when: 55 years 264 days (668 months)
Star Sign: Libra
Allan Gibson Steel (24 September 1858 – 15 June 1914) was an English amateur cricketer who played for Lancashire County Cricket Club from 1877 to 1893, and in Test cricket for England from 1880 to 1888.
He was born in West Derby, Liverpool, and died in Paddington, Middlesex.Steel was an all-rounder.As a right-handed batsman, he scored 7,000 career runs in 162 first-class matches at an average of 29.41 runs per completed innings with a highest score of 171 as one of eight centuries.
He was a right-arm bowler with a varied action in that he could bowl both fast medium and slow medium; he also had the ability to spin the ball off the pitch as either an off break or a leg break.
He took 789 first-class wickets with a best return of 9/63.He took five wickets in an innings 64 times and ten wickets in a match 20 times with a best return of 14/80.
As a fielder, Steel completed 141 catches.