Thomas Selby (cricketer, born c.1765)

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Thomas Selby (dates unknown) was an English cricketer who was active in the 1790s for a number of Kent sides. He played in one first-class cricket match for West Kent at Bourne Paddock in September 1790, scoring 8 and 13 runs and holding one catch. [1] [2] [3]

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  2. T Selby, CricketArchive. Retrieved 2019-12-10. (subscription required)
  3. T Selby, CricInfo. Retrieved 2019-12-10.