A. N. Hornby

Cricket Player

1847 – 1925

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Who was A. N. Hornby?

Albert Neilson Hornby, commonly designated A. N. Hornby, nicknamed Monkey Hornby was one of the best known sportsmen in England during the nineteenth century excelling in both rugby and cricket. He was the first of only two men to captain the country at both rugby and cricket but is also remembered as the England cricket captain whose side lost the Test match which gave rise to the Ashes, at home against the Australians in 1882. Additionally, he played football for Blackburn Rovers.

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Born
Feb 10, 1847
Blackburn
Parents
Nationality
  • England
Education
  • University of Oxford
  • Harrow School
Died
Dec 17, 1925
Nantwich

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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