Thomas Rolph (cricketer)

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Thomas Rolph
Personal information
Full nameThomas Lawford Rolph
Born(1840-02-13)13 February 1840
Dundas, Ontario, Canada
Died5 September 1876(1876-09-05) (aged 36)
Barnwood, Gloucestershire, England
BattingUnknown
BowlingUnknown
Relations George Rolph (father)
John Rolph (uncle)
Alfred Renshaw (brother-in-law)
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
1860 Cambridge University
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches1
Runs scored0
Batting average 0.00
100s/50s0/0
Top score0
Catches/stumpings 1/–
Source: Cricket Archive, 25 April 2020

Thomas Lawford Rolph (13 February 1840 – 5 September 1876) was a Canadian-born lawyer and a cricketer who played in a single first-class cricket match for Cambridge University in 1860. [1] He was born in Dundas, Canada, and died at Gloucester in England.

The elder son of the Canadian politician George Rolph, Thomas Rolph was educated in England at Cheltenham College and at Trinity Hall, Cambridge. [2] He played cricket as a middle-order batsman for his school, but when selected for a single match for Cambridge University against the Cambridge Town Club he failed to score in either innings and was not picked again. [3] He played a few minor cricket matches for amateur sides both during his time at Cambridge and afterwards, but played no more first-class cricket. [1]

Rolph graduated from Cambridge University in 1863 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. [2] He became a solicitor and was part of the London firm of Renshaw and Rolph, with offices in Cannon Street. [2] He married Edith Anna Renshaw on 8 December 1875. [4]

He died in Barnwood, Gloucestershire on 5 September 1876, aged 36.

His brother-in-law Alfred Renshaw played first-class cricket for the Marylebone Cricket Club in 1871.

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References

  1. 1 2 "Thomas Rolph". www.cricketarchive.com. Retrieved 8 March 2015.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. 1 2 3 J. Venn and J. A. Venn. "Alumni Cantabrigienses: Thomas Rolph". p. 349. Retrieved 8 March 2015.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. "Scorecard: Cambridge University v Cambridge Town Club". www.cricketarchive.com. 10 May 1860. Retrieved 9 March 2015.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. "Thomas Lawford Rolph". thepeerage.com. Retrieved 25 April 2020.