Ok from where I used to live in Bidston:
Eleanor road was named after the wife of one of the Earl's of Shrewsbury (also Shrewsbury road in Oxton) as that family used to own big chunks of Oxton / Bidston.
The roads off the end of Eleanor are all Cricket related:
Statham road - Bob Statham ex England batsman
Brierly close - Mike Brierly - 1970s England captain
Lords and Edgebaston close after cricket grounds.
A couple of others that I know of:
Lever Causeway = was built by the Lever family
Acrefield road (Prenton) was around a one Acre Field when it was laid out
Couple of corrections to your cricket theme:
Brian Statham was an England fast bowler
Its Mike Brearley
There's no "e" in Edgbaston.
You're right about the connection between Oxton and the Earls of Shrewsbury; many roads in the area have connections with the family. The family name is Talbot, later Chetwynd Talbot after which those roads are named. Also, Alton Rd., Ingestre Rd., named for family estates.
The names of the roads on the Tranmere Hall Estate, built about 1926, were named after mountains/hills and moutaineers:
Ingleborough, Malvern, Snowdon, Ben Nevis, Everest, Mallory, Irvine.
Then there's the Mount estate; more hills: Mendip, Cotswold, Clee Hill, Brecon, Chiltern, Pennine, Cheviot.