Born at Teddington, Middlesex in 1867, Slade Lucas learnt his early cricket whilst at Merchant Taylors' School. A right-handed middle order batsman and right-arm medium pace bowler he represented Middlesex in 73 matches between 1891 and 1900. During his career he accumulated 2,685 runs (av. 18.64) with a single three figure score of 185 and he took 6 wickets (av. 61.00) with a best of 2 for 44 and he also held 42 catches. He toured abroad twice with Lord Hawke to North America in 1894 and with the first M.C.C. side to the West Indies in 1894/95. A well respected hockey player, he was captain of Teddington Hockey Club, for many seasons. He died at Franklands Village, Haywards Heath, Sussex in 1942.