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.He was born in Dundas County, Ontario, Canada, and died at Gloucester in England.
Canada is a country in the northern part of North America. Its ten provinces and three territories extend from the Atlantic to the Pacific and northward into the Arctic Ocean, covering 9.98 million square kilometres, making it the world's second-largest country by total area. Canada's southern border with the United States is the world's longest bi-national land border. Its capital is Ottawa, and its three largest metropolitan areas are Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver. As a whole, Canada is sparsely populated, the majority of its land area being dominated by forest and tundra. Consequently, its population is highly urbanized, with over 80 percent of its inhabitants concentrated in large and medium-sized cities, many near the southern border. Canada's climate varies widely across its vast area, ranging from arctic weather in the north, to hot summers in the southern regions, with four distinct seasons.
First-class cricket is an official classification of the highest-standard international or domestic matches in the sport of cricket. A first-class match is of three or more days' scheduled duration between two sides of eleven players each and is officially adjudged to be worthy of the status by virtue of the standard of the competing teams. Matches must allow for the teams to play two innings each although, in practice, a team might play only one innings or none at all.
Cambridge University Cricket Club, first recorded in 1817, is the representative cricket club for students of the University of Cambridge. Depending on the circumstances of each individual match, the club has always been recognised as holding first-class status. The university played List A cricket in 1972 and 1974 only. It has not played top-level Twenty20 cricket.
The elder son of the Canadian politician George Rolph, Thomas Rolph was educated in England at Cheltenham College and at Trinity Hall, Cambridge.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. 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.
George Rolph was a lawyer and political figure in Upper Canada.
Cheltenham College is a co-educational independent school, located in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England. One of the public schools of the Victorian period, it was opened in July 1841. A Church of England foundation, it is well known for its classical, military and sporting traditions, and currently has approximately 640 pupils.
Trinity Hall is a constituent college of the University of Cambridge, England. It is the fifth-oldest college of the university, having been founded in 1350 by William Bateman, Bishop of Norwich.
Rolph graduated from Cambridge University in 1863 with a Bachelor of Arts degree.He became a solicitor and was part of the London firm of Renshaw and Rolph, with offices in Cannon Street.
A Bachelor of Arts is a bachelor's degree awarded for an undergraduate course or program in either the liberal arts, sciences, or both. Bachelor of Arts programs generally take three to four years depending on the country, institution, and specific specializations, majors, or minors. The word baccalaureus should not be confused with baccalaureatus, which refers to the one- to two-year postgraduate Bachelor of Arts with Honors degree in some countries.
Cannon Street is a road in the City of London, the historic nucleus of London and its modern financial centre. It runs roughly parallel with the River Thames, about 250 metres (820 ft) north of it, in the south of the City.
Frederick Henry Norman was an English merchant banker and a director of the merchant bank Brown, Shipley & Co.. He was also a first-class cricketer, appearing for Kent, Cambridge University, Cambridge Town Club and some amateur teams. He was born at Bromley Common, Kent and died in Mayfair, London.
Sir Henry Meredyth Plowden was an English first-class cricketer. Plowden was a right-handed batsman who bowled right-arm roundarm off break. He was educated at Harrow and Trinity College, Cambridge.
Lord Charles Amelius Hervey was the fifth son of Frederick Hervey, 1st Marquess of Bristol, an English clergyman and a first-class cricketer who played in a single match for Cambridge University. His place of birth is not known in cricket and other directories, but the 1871 census return indicates he was born in London; he died at Great Chesterford, Essex.
Walter Kavanagh was an Irish cricketer who played in three first-class cricket matches for Cambridge University and the Marylebone Cricket Club in 1834. He was born at Borris, County Carlow, Ireland and died in England, though the precise location is not known.
William John Kempson was an English soldier and cricketer who played first-class cricket for the Gentlemen of England amateur team and for Cambridge University in the 1850s. He was born in Newcastle upon Tyne and died at Folkestone, Kent.
John Hannath Marshall was an English clergyman and a cricketer who played first-class cricket for Cambridge Town Club and Cambridge University. He was born in Cambridge and died at Kaiteriteri, Tasman Region, New Zealand.
Frederick Nathaniel Micklethwait was an English lawyer and a cricketer who played first-class cricket for Cambridge University and the Marylebone Cricket Club. He was born at Beeston, Nottinghamshire and died at Taverham Hall, Norwich, Norfolk.
George Tait St Aubyn Nixon was an Indian-born English cricketer who played first-class cricket for Middlesex, Cambridge University and a side representing the "Gentlemen of the South". He was born at Neermuck in the Rajputana, India and died at Lintlaw, Saskatchewan, Canada. The precise date of his death is not known.
Alfred Edward Northey was an English clergyman and a cricketer who played first-class cricket for Cambridge University and for another amateur side between 1857 and 1860. He was born at Uxbridge, Middlesex and died at Torquay, Devon.
Charles Henry Parnther was an English civil servant and cricketer who played first-class cricket for Cambridge University, Marylebone Cricket Club, the Gentlemen and All-England teams between 1832 and 1836. He was born at Westminster, London and died at Walham Green, also in London.
Frederick William Poland was an English clergyman and a cricketer who played in one first-class cricket match for Cambridge University in 1881. He was born at Shepherd's Bush, London. His death is less certain; in one source, he was living in 1940, the year of his apparent death, at Town of Mount Royal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, though the exact date and circumstances of death are not known. In the record of his parish at Mount Royal, however, his death is given as 1937, again with no detail.
Edward Brent Prest was an English lawyer and a cricketer who played for Cambridge University, the Cambridge Town Club, and the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) in the 1850s. He was born in Stapleford, Cambridgeshire and died at Cambridge.
William Pitt Prest was an English cricketer who played for Cambridge University, Cambridge Town Club and other amateur teams between 1850 and 1862. He was born at Stapleford, Cambridgeshire and died at East Molesey, Surrey.
Alfred William Rowe was an English clergyman and educationalist by career, and also a cricketer who played first-class cricket in two matches in the 1859 season. He was born in Cambridge and died at Mapperley, Nottingham.
Thomas Daniel Tremlett was an English cricketer who played first-class cricket in four matches for Cambridge University in 1853 and 1854. He was born at Rodney Stoke in Somerset and died at Harrow, Middlesex.
Thomas Manners Townley was an English soldier, an amateur jockey and a cricketer who played first-class cricket in 10 matches for Cambridge University, the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) and other amateur sides in 1847 and 1848. He was born at Fulbourn, Cambridgeshire and died at Marylebone, London.
James Hare Walford played in two cricket matches in 1860 that have since been recognised as having been first-class: one each for the Cambridge University Cricket Club and the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC). He was born at Dallinghoo, Suffolk and died at Wandsworth, London.
William Wingfield was a Welsh-born clergyman and a cricketer who played first-class cricket for Cambridge University, Cambridgeshire and the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) between 1855 and 1862. He was born at Newtown, Powys and died at Shrewsbury, Shropshire.
Frederick Nunn was an English cricketer who played first-class cricket for Cambridge University Cricket Club in 1859. He was born and died at Ixworth, Suffolk, though the precise date of his birth is not known.
Alfred Richard du Cane was an English clergyman and a cricketer who played first-class cricket for Cambridge University Cricket Club and other amateur sides in 1854 and 1855. He was born at Southampton in Hampshire and died at St John's Wood, London.