|Full name||Thomas Gothard Selby|
|Born||19 February 1851|
North Wingfield, Derbyshire, England
|Died||6 November 1924 73) (aged|
|Bowling||Right-arm fast bowler|
|Domestic team information|
|First-class debut||15 June 1885 Derbyshire v Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC)|
Thomas Gothard Selby (19 February 1851 – 6 November 1924) was an English cricketer who played for Derbyshire in 1885.
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Selby was born in North Wingfield, Derbyshire. He played his only game for Derbyshire in the 1885 season against Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) at Lord's in June. In the match, he scored 1 and 2 and bowled 4 overs for the loss of 7 runs. Most of the Derbyshire bowling was delivered by Shacklock and Mycroft. With the captain Ludford Docker absent hurt from the second innings, Derbyshire lost the match by an innings margin. Selby was a right-handed batsman and played 2 innings in one first-class match. He was a right-arm fast bowler but took no wickets in his four overs.
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