Born at Southgate, Middlesex in 1837, Vyell Edward Walker was a right-handed middle order batsman, accumulating 1,310 runs (av. 17.70) with a top score of 87 n.o. As a right-hand slow under-arm bowler, he took 120+10 wickets (av. 15.12) with a best performance of 10 for 104 versus Lancashire at Old Trafford, Manchester in 1865 and was an excellent fieldsman. He attended Harrow School before represented Middlesex in 52 matches between 1859 and 1877 and he also played one season of minor county cricket with Bedfordshire in 1863. In 1860 he was the best all-round amateur cricketer in England and in 1859 at the Oval scored 108 and took 14 for 91 for England versus Surrey. He captained the county from 1864 to 1872 and was President of M.C.C. in 1891. He had been Middlesex Treasurer from 1897 and President from 1898 having previously been President in 1869 until his death in 1906 at Arnos Grove, Middlesex.