|Full name||Thomas Henry Rust|
|Born||3 March 1881|
Gloucester, Gloucestershire, England
|Died||9 August 1962 81) (aged|
Tredworth, Gloucestershire, England
|Domestic team information|
Source: Cricinfo, 15 February 2012
Thomas Henry Rust (3 March 1881 – 9 August 1962) was an English cricketer. Rust was a right-handed batsman. He was born at Gloucester, Gloucestershire.
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.
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Rust made a single first-class appearance for Gloucestershire against Lancashire at the Spa Ground, Gloucester, in the 1914 County Championship.Batting first, Gloucestershire made 155, with Rust being run out after scoring 2 runs. Lancashire responded by making 394 in their first-innings, while Gloucestershire were dismissed for 206 in their second-innings, with Rust being dismissed for a duck by Bill Huddleston. Lancashire won the match by an innings and 33 runs.
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Rust also had a distinguished local football career, playing and captaining Gloucester City 62 times from 1898-1907, scoring 41 goals.
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