|Full name||Thomas Haden Richardson|
|Born||4 July 1865|
Tutbury, Staffordshire, England
|Died||10 December 1923 58) (aged|
|Domestic team information|
|First-class debut||12 July 1888 England XI v Australians|
|Last First-class||8 August 1895 Derbyshire v Leicestershire|
Thomas Haden Richardson (4 July 1865 — 10 December 1923) was an English cricketer who played first-class cricket for Derbyshire in 1895.
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.
Derbyshire County Cricket Club is one of eighteen first-class county clubs within the domestic cricket structure of England and Wales. It represents the historic county of Derbyshire. Its limited overs team is called the Derbyshire Falcons in reference to the famous peregrine falcon which nests on the Derby Cathedral. Founded in 1870, the club held first-class status from its first match in 1871 until 1887. Because of poor performances and lack of fixtures in some seasons, Derbyshire then lost its status for seven seasons until it was invited into the County Championship in 1895. Derbyshire is also classified as a List A team since the beginning of limited overs cricket in 1963; and classified as a senior Twenty20 team since 2003. In recent years the club has enjoyed record attendances with over 24,000 people watching their home Twenty20 fixtures in 2017 – a record for a single campaign. The local derby versus Yorkshire at Chesterfield now regularly sells out in advance.
Richardson was born at Tutbury, Staffordshire, the son of John T. H. Richardson and his wife Sarah Richards. His father was a flint glass manufacturer in the long-standing family business founded by Benjamin Richardsonand in 1881 was based at Marston on Dove. Richardson appeared in a first-class match for the first time in 1888, playing in an England XI against a team of touring Australians. However, the England team lost the match by an innings margin, having scored just 28 runs in the first innings. Richardson played for Staffordshire from 1888 to 1892 and also for the Gentlemen of Staffordshire.
Tutbury is a large village and civil parish of about 3,076 residents in the English county of Staffordshire.
Staffordshire is a landlocked county in the West Midlands of England. It borders with Cheshire to the northwest, Derbyshire and Leicestershire to the east, Warwickshire to the southeast, West Midlands and Worcestershire to the south, and Shropshire to the west.
Flint glass is optical glass that has relatively high refractive index and low Abbe number. Flint glasses are arbitrarily defined as having an Abbe number of 50 to 55 or less. The currently known flint glasses have refractive indices ranging between 1.45 and 2.00. A concave lens of flint glass is commonly combined with a convex lens of crown glass to produce an achromatic doublet lens because of their compensating optical properties, which reduces chromatic aberration.
Richardson played for Derbyshire in the 1895 season, their first year in the County Championship. He made his debut in a match against Hampshire and played two further matches for the club, both in that year. His final first-class match was a victory against Leicestershire in August, in which teammate George Walker took nine wickets in the first innings and made 44 runs from tenth in the batting order. Richardson was a right-handed batsman and played 7 innings in 4 first-class matches. He made a top score of 15 and an average of 7.
Derbyshire County Cricket Club in 1895 was the first season in which the English county cricket club Derbyshire played in the County Championship which had been established in 1890. The club settled their place by coming fifth with five championship wins. It was the club's 25th season although the matches in the period between 1888 and 1893 were not given first-class status. Matches in 1894 were accorded first class status, but were not included in the County Championship.
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Richardson died in Tutbury at the age of 58.
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