|Full name||Thomas Winter Sheppard|
|Born||4 March 1873|
Havant, Hampshire, England
|Died||7 June 1954 81) (aged|
Callander, Perthshire, Scotland
|Domestic team information|
Thomas Winter Sheppard (4 March 1873 – 7 June 1954) was an English first-class cricketer in the early twentieth century. He made only two first-class appearances, one for each of Hampshire and Worcestershire.
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.
Hampshire County Cricket Club is one of eighteen first-class county clubs within the domestic cricket structure of England and Wales. It represents the historic county of Hampshire. Hampshire teams formed by earlier organisations, principally the Hambledon Club, always had first-class status and the same applied to the county club when it was founded in 1863. Because of poor performances for several seasons until 1885, Hampshire then lost its status for nine seasons until it was invited into the County Championship in 1895, since when the team have played in every top-level domestic cricket competition in England. Hampshire originally played at the Antelope Ground, Southampton until 1885 when they relocated to the County Ground, Southampton until 2000, before moving to the purpose-built Rose Bowl in West End, which is in the Borough of Eastleigh. The club has twice won the County Championship, in the 1961 and 1973 seasons.
Worcestershire County Cricket Club is one of eighteen first-class county clubs within the domestic cricket structure of England and Wales. It represents the historic county of Worcestershire. Its Vitality Blast T20 team - who are the defending champions after claiming their first title in 2018 - has been rebranded the Worcestershire Rapids, but the county is known by most fans as "the Pears". The club is based at New Road, Worcester. Founded in 1865, Worcestershire held minor status at first and was a prominent member of the early Minor Counties Championship in the 1890s, winning the competition three times. In 1899, the club joined the County Championship and the team was elevated to first-class status. Since then, Worcestershire have played in every top-level domestic cricket competition in England.
Shepard joined the Liverpool Regiment as Second lieutenant on 25 February 1893. He was promoted to lieutenant on 20 September 1895 and to captain on 21 March 1900, when he left for South Africa to serve in the Second Boer War. He served with Mounted infantry from March 1900until 1902, returning home after the end of the war in June that year. After his returned he was transferred to the 12th Provisional Battalion.
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His debut came for Hampshire against Yorkshire at Hull in August 1905; he scored 17 in a match in which play was possible on only one of the three scheduled days.Nearly four years later, in June 1909, Sheppard turned out for Worcestershire against Oxford University at The University Parks; here he made 22 and 14.
Yorkshire County Cricket Club is one of eighteen first-class county clubs within the domestic cricket structure of England and Wales. It represents the historic county of Yorkshire. The club's limited overs team is called the Yorkshire Vikings. Yorkshire teams formed by earlier organisations, essentially the old Sheffield Cricket Club, played top-class cricket from the 18th century and the county club has always held first-class status. Yorkshire have competed in the County Championship since the official start of the competition in 1890 and have played in every top-level domestic cricket competition in England.
Oxford University Cricket Club (OUCC), which represents the University of Oxford, has always held first-class status since it was first recorded in 1827. It was classified as a List A team in 1973 only.
He changed his name to Thomas Winter Sheppard-Graham in 1919. He was the great-uncle of England Test batsman and Church of England bishop David Sheppard.
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