|Full name||Thomas Alfred Stubbs|
|Born||13 March 1872|
West Derby, Lancashire, England
Source: Cricinfo, 24 October 2015
Thomas Alfred Stubbs (13 March 1872 – date of death unknown) was an English cricketer active in first-class cricket from 1893–1894, making four appearances as a batsman.
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