Thomas Simpson (cricketer)

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Thomas Simpson
Personal information
Full nameThomas Simpson
Born13 August 1879
Keyworth, Nottinghamshire,
England
Died19 December 1961(1961-12-19) (aged 82)
Oldham, Lancashire,
England
BattingLeft-handed
BowlingLeft-arm medium
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
19031905 Nottinghamshire
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches5
Runs scored38
Batting average 5.42
100s/50s/
Top score14
Balls bowled186
Wickets 2
Bowling average 42.50
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling1/28
Catches/stumpings /
Source: Cricinfo, 23 February 2013

Thomas Simpson (13 August 1879 19 December 1961) was an English cricketer. Simpson was a left-handed batsman who bowled left-arm medium pace. He was born at Keyworth, 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.

Seam bowling is a bowling technique in cricket whereby the ball is deliberately bowled on to its seam, to cause a random deviation. Practitioners are known as seam bowlers or seamers.

Keyworth village in Nottinghamshire

Keyworth is a large village and civil parish in Nottinghamshire, England. It is located about 6 miles (10 km) southeast of the centre of Nottingham. The village sits on a small, broad hilltop about 200 feet above sea level which is set in the wider undulating boulder clay that characterises the area south of Nottingham.

Simpson made his first-class debut for Nottinghamshire against Yorkshire at Headingley in the 1903 County Championship. [1] The following season he made two first-class appearances in the 1904 County Championship against Gloucestershire and Middlesex, while the following season he made a further two first-class appearances against the Marylebone Cricket Club and the touring Australians. [1] He scored a total of 38 runs in his five matches, at an average of 5.42 and a high score of 14. [2] With the ball he took 2 wickets at a bowling average of 42.50, with best figures of 1/28. [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.

Yorkshire County Cricket Club English cricket club

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.

He died at Oldham, Lancashire on 19 December 1961.

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References

  1. 1 2 "First-Class Matches played by Thomas Simpson". CricketArchive. Retrieved 23 February 2013.
  2. "First-class Batting and Fielding For Each Team by Thomas Simpson". CricketArchive. Retrieved 23 February 2013.
  3. "First-class Bowling For Each Team by Thomas Simpson". CricketArchive. Retrieved 23 February 2013.
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