Thomas Shooter

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Thomas Shooter
Personal information
Full nameThomas Shooter
Born(1845-03-11)11 March 1845
Hucknall Torkard,
Nottinghamshire, England
Died14 July 1919(1919-07-14) (aged 74)
Hucknall Torkard,
Nottinghamshire, England
BattingRight-handed
BowlingRight-arm fast
Relations Walter Wright (nephew)
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
1881 Nottinghamshire
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches2
Runs scored23
Batting average 7.66
100s/50s/
Top score15*
Balls bowled132
Wickets
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling
Catches/stumpings 1/
Source: Cricinfo, 30 May 2012

Thomas Shooter (11 March 1845 14 July 1919) was an English cricketer. Shooter was a right-handed batsman who bowled right-arm fast. He was born at Hucknall Torkard, Nottinghamshire.

Cricket Team sport played with bats and balls

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.

Fast bowling

Fast bowling is one of two main approaches to bowling in the sport of cricket, the other being spin bowling. Practitioners of pace bowling are usually known as fast bowlers, quicks, or pacemen. They can also be referred to as a seam bowler or a 'fast bowler who can swing it' to reflect the predominant characteristic of their deliveries. Strictly speaking, a pure swing bowler does not need to have a high degree of pace, though dedicated medium-pace swing bowlers are rarely seen at Test level these days.

Hucknall Market town in Nottinghamshire, England

Hucknall, formerly Hucknall Torkard, is an English town in the district of Ashfield, Nottinghamshire. It was historically a centre for framework knitting and then for mining, but is now a focus for other industries and a dormitory town for Nottingham. It was the site where Rolls-Royce made the first demonstration of a vertical take-off plane. It is also the final resting place of Lord Byron in 1824 and of his estranged daughter, the mathematician and pioneer computer programmer Ada Lovelace in 1852.

Shooter made two first-class appearances for Nottinghamshire in 1881, against Surrey at The Oval, and Sussex at the County Ground, Hove. [1] In his first match, Surrey won the toss and elected to bat first, making 293 all out. Shooter bowled 22 overs during the innings, conceding 36 runs. In response, Nottinghamshire were dismissed for 109, with Shooter being dismissed for a duck by Ted Barratt. Forced to follow-on in their second-innings, Nottinghamshire were dismissed for 162, with Shooter once again dismissed by Barratt, this time for 5 runs. Surrey won the match by an innings and 22 runs. [2] In his second match against Sussex, Nottinghamshire won the toss and elected to bat first, making 174 all out, with Shooter ending the innings not out on 15. Replying, Sussex made 210 all out, with Shooter bowling 11 wicketless overs for the cost of 21 runs. Nottinghamshire then made 172 all out in their second-innings, with Shooter scoring 3 runs before he was dismissed by James Lillywhite. Requiring 137 for victory, Sussex were dismissed for just 100, giving Nottinghamshire victory by 36 runs. Shooter did not bowl in their second-innings. [3]

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.

Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club sports club

Nottinghamshire 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 Nottinghamshire. The club's limited overs team is called the Notts Outlaws. The county club was founded in 1841 but Nottinghamshire teams formed by earlier organisations, essentially the old Nottingham Cricket Club, had played top-class cricket since 1771 and the county club has always held first-class status. Nottinghamshire 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.

Surrey County Cricket Club English cricket club

Surrey 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 Surrey and also South London. The club's limited overs team is called "Surrey". The club was founded in 1845 but teams representing the county have played top-class cricket since the early 18th century and the club has always held first-class status. Surrey 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.

Outside of cricket he worked as a coal miner. He died at the town of his birth on 14 July 1919. His nephew, Walter Wright, also played first-class cricket.

Walter Wright (cricketer) English cricketer

Walter Wright was an English cricketer. He was a right-handed batsman and a left-arm medium-fast bowler. He was born in Hucknall Torkard and died in Leigh, Lancashire.

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References

  1. "First-Class Matches played by Thomas Shooter". CricketArchive. Retrieved 30 May 2012.
  2. "Surrey v Nottinghamshire, 1881". CricketArchive. Retrieved 29 May 2012.
  3. "Sussex v Nottinghamshire, 1881". CricketArchive. Retrieved 29 May 2012.
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