|Full name||Thomas Basil Rhodes|
|Born||13 August 1874|
Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, England
|Died||26 May 1936 61) (aged|
Rustington, Sussex, England
|Domestic team information|
Source: Cricinfo, 27 December 2011
Thomas Basil Rhodes (13 August 1874 – 26 May 1936) was an English cricketer. Rhodes was a right-handed batsman who occasionally fielded as a wicket-keeper. He was born at Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, and was educated at Malvern College.
Cricket is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of eleven players on a field at the centre of which is a 20-metre (22-yard) pitch with a wicket at each end, each comprising two bails balanced on three stumps. The batting side scores runs by striking the ball bowled at the wicket with the bat, while the bowling and fielding side tries to prevent this and dismiss each player. Means of dismissal include being bowled, when the ball hits the stumps and dislodges the bails, and by the fielding side catching the ball after it is hit by the bat, but before it hits the ground. When ten players have been dismissed, the innings ends and the teams swap roles. The game is adjudicated by two umpires, aided by a third umpire and match referee in international matches. They communicate with two off-field scorers who record the match's statistical information.
The wicket-keeper in the sport of cricket is the player on the fielding side who stands behind the wicket or stumps being watchful of the batsman and be ready to take a catch, stump the batsman out and run out a batsman when occasion arises. The wicket-keeper is the only member of the fielding side permitted to wear gloves and external leg guards. The role of the keeper is governed by Law 27 of the Laws of Cricket.
Uttoxeter is a market town in Staffordshire, England, close to the border with Derbyshire, one mile west of the River Dove. The population was 13,089 at the 2011 Census.
Rhodes made his debut in county cricket for Worcestershire in the 1895 Minor Counties Championship against Oxfordshire. He played Minor counties cricket for Worcestershire in 1895 and 1896, making a total of six appearances.Rhodes later made his first-class debut for Warwickshire against Gloucestershire in the 1899 County Championship. He made three further first-class appearances for the county in that season, against Hampshire, Kent and Surrey. In his four first-class matches, he scored 105 runs at an average of 17.50, with a high score of 55. This score was his only first-class fifty and came against on debut against Gloucestershire.
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He died at Rustington, Sussex on 26 May 1936.
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