Thomas Sturgess

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Thomas Sturgess
Personal information
Full nameThomas Moore Sturgess
Born(1898-09-24)24 September 1898
Assam, India
Died2 February 1974(1974-02-02) (aged 75)
Cape Town, Cape Province, South Africa
Role Wicket-keeper
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
1940-1943Europeans (India)
First-class debut20 December 1940 Europeans v The Rest
Last First-class26 November 1943 Europeans v Hindus
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches2
Runs scored27
Batting average 6.75
100s/50s0/0
Top score18
Balls bowled0
Wickets -
Bowling average -
5 wickets in innings -
10 wickets in match-
Best bowling-
Catches/stumpings 3/1
Source: CricketArchive, 4 May 2008

Thomas Moore Sturgess (24 September 18982 February 1974) was an Indian cricketer. [1] A wicket-keeper, he played first-class cricket in India in the 1940s, [2] having previously represented the Egypt national cricket team. [3]

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.

Wicket-keeper fielding position in cricket

The wicket-keeper in the sport of cricket is the player on the fielding side who stands behind the wicket or stumps being watchful of the batsman and be ready to take a catch, stump the batsman out and run out a batsman when occasion arises. The wicket-keeper is the only member of the fielding side permitted to wear gloves and external leg guards. The role of the keeper is governed by Law 27 of the Laws of Cricket.

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.

Biography

Born in Assam in 1898, [2] Thomas Sturgess made his debut for Egypt against HM Martineau's XI in 1929. He played twice more for Egypt against the same opposition in 1931 and 1932, also playing against them for Alexandria Cricket Club in those years. [4]

Assam State in northeast India

Assam is a state in India, situated south of the eastern Himalayas along the Brahmaputra and Barak River valleys. Assam covers an area of 78,438 km2 (30,285 sq mi). The state is bordered by Bhutan and the state of Arunachal Pradesh to the north; Nagaland and Manipur to the east; Meghalaya, Tripura, Mizoram and Bangladesh to the south; and West Bengal to the west via the Siliguri Corridor, a 22 kilometres (14 mi) strip of land that connects the state to the rest of India.

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His first-class career didn't begin until December 1940 when he played in the Bombay Pentangular Tournament for the Europeans [5] at the age of 42. [2] He played in the tournament again three years later. [5] He died in Cape Town in 1974. [2]

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