James Lillywhite

James Lillywhite was an English Test cricketer and an umpire. He was the first captain of the English cricket team in a Test match, captaining two Tests against Australia in 1876–77, losing the first, but winning the second. Lillywhite was born in Westhampnett in the son of a brickmaker, John Lillywhite, he was the nephew of William Lillywhite, so cousin to William's sons, James Lillywhite senior, John and Harry. Lillywhite is termed "junior" in sources to differentiate between his cousin James senior, he became a professional cricketer, played first-class cricket for Sussex from 1862 and 1883. He played one final first-class match in 1885. Before the pre-Ashes Test-playing tour to Australia in 1876–77, Lillywhite joined tours to North America in 1868 in a team led by Edgar Willsher, to Australia in 1873–74 in a team led by W. G. Grace, he joined three further tours to Australia in teams led by Alfred Shaw, in 1881–82, 1884–85 and 1886–87. James Lillywhite and Dave Gregory were the 1st Test Captains.

Neither were great with the bat. Of the 2 James top scored in the 1st Test scoring 10 in the 1st Innings on 17-Mar and scored 4 in the 2nd Innings on 19 March. James, having lost the toss, had his side put into bat which meant that James was the 1st Test player as he led out his England side, he was 35 years 20 days old. As his team followed him out he was passed by England No: 1 Harry Jupp and England No: 8 Tom Emmett who were both 35 years old but older than James Lillywhite, he stood including six Test matches. He umpired all four Test matches between England in the 1881 -- 82 season, he was one of the organisers of Arthur Shrewsbury's team to Australia in 1884–85 but, in spite of his experience, the Australian captain Billy Murdoch refused to allow him to umpire the first Test match at Adelaide. However, along with Ted Elliott, he umpired in the second Test of that series, when the entire Australian team refused to play unless they received fifty per cent of gate takings. Nine new faces appeared for Australia, were soundly beaten.

Lillywhite's other match as umpire was the drawn fourth Test between England and Australia at Old Trafford in 1899. He died in the last English survivor of the first Test match. History of Test cricket History of Test cricket History of Test cricket Australian Test Cricket Umpires List of Test umpires Media related to James Lillywhite at Wikimedia Commons Cricinfo page on James Lillywhite CricketArchive page on James Lillywhite Profile from CricketArchive


Naila is a town in the Frankenwald hills, in the Hof district of Bavaria. Naila is situated some 18 km from the larger city of Hof, it is situated on both banks of the Selbitz river. The earliest documentation of Naila dates at 1.9.1343. The first settlements in the area around Naila happened between the 12th and 14th century; the name Naila first appeared as "Neulins", has its origins most in the meaning "Small new settlement", naila reem taraf and sherifa. Up until 1972 it was the seat of the district of Naila; the village of Marxgrün incorporated to Naila in 1978. After World War II, the Iron Curtain, just 8 km north of Naila, cut off a large part of the market for the local industries. In 1979, the town was the landing site of the Strelzyk and Wetzel families' famous homemade hot-air balloon escape from East Germany. 1906–1919: Wilhelm Hagen 1919–1926: Heinrich Kanzler 1926–1933: Julius Borger 1933-1933: Ludwig Wunner 1933–1945: Karl Jakob Schmidt 1945–1945: Georg Fugmann 1945–1948: Heinrich Lang senior 1948–1952: Christian Schlicht 1952–1953: Georg Fugmann 1953–1956: Karl Otto Zander 1956–1959: Hilmar Jahn 1960–1964: Fritz Jahn 1964–1968: Hans Künzel 1968–1972: Albin Bischoff 1972–1996: Robert Strobel 1996–2001: Hannsjürgen Lommer 2001-: Frank Stumpf The numbers are with the incorporated districts.

Hans-Peter Friedrich, jurist, CSU politician, Member of Bundestag since 1998, Federal Ministry of the Interior 2011-2013 Franconian Forest Wild man Höllental Official website History of the city-seal Description of the balloon-escape from the GDR

2012 Fed Cup Americas Zone

The Americas Zone was one of three zones of regional competition in the 2012 Fed Cup. Venue: Graciosa Country Club, Brazil Date: Week of 30 JanuaryThe nine teams were divided into two pools of four and five teams; the winners of both pools played off to decide. Nations finishing in the bottom two places in each pool play-off to determine which nation was relegated to Americas Zone Group II for 2012. Argentina advanced to World Group II play-offs. Bolivia and Bahamas were relegated to Americas Group II in 2013. Venue: Club San Javier, Mexico Date: 16–21 AprilThe nine teams were divided into one pool of four and one pool of five teams; the top two teams of both pools played off to decide which nation was promoted to the Americas Zone Group I for 2012. Mexico and Chile were promoted to Americas Group I in 2013. Fed Cup 2012, Group I Fed Cup 2012, Group II Fed Cup structure Fed Cup website