Thomas Swinford

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Thomas Swinford
Personal information
Full nameThomas Francis Swinford
Born(1839-05-09)May 9, 1839
Minster-in-Thanet, Kent
Died 23 January 1915(1915-01-23) (aged 75)
Polegate, Sussex
Batting Right-handed
Domestic team information
1874 Kent
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Runs scored89
Batting average 11.12
Top score50
Catches/stumpings 0/–
Source: Cricinfo, 26 June 2014

Captain Thomas Francis Swinford (9 May 1839 – 23 January 1915) was an English army officer and cricketer who played in four first-class cricket in 1874. Born at Minster-in-Thanet near Margate in Kent, Swinford was a right-handed batsman. [1]

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.

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.

Minster-in-Thanet human settlement in United Kingdom

Minster, also known as Minster-in-Thanet, is a village and civil parish in the Thanet District of Kent, England. The village is situated to the west of Ramsgate and to the north east of Canterbury; it lies just south west of Kent International Airport and just north of the River Stour. Minster is also the "ancient capital of Thanet". At the 2011 Census the hamlet of Ebbsfleet was included.

Educated at Blackheath Proprietary School, [2] Swinford played his first-class matches for Kent County Cricket Club. His debut was against against Derbyshire. [3] He was described in his Wisden obituary as a "good batsman and long-stop" who had made a half-century against Lancashire. [2]

The Blackheath Proprietary School was an educational establishment founded in 1830. In the 19th century, it had a profound influence on the game of football, in both Association and Rugby codes. In 1863, the school became one of the founders of The Football Association.

Kent County Cricket Club English cricket club

Kent County Cricket Club is one of the eighteen first-class county clubs within the domestic cricket structure of England and Wales. It represents the historic county of Kent. The club was first founded in 1842 but teams representing the county have played top-class cricket since the early 18th century and the club has always held first-class status. Kent 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. The club's limited overs team is called the Kent Spitfires after the Supermarine Spitfire.

Derbyshire County Cricket Club English domestic cricket team

Derbyshire 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 Derbyshire. Its limited overs team is called the Derbyshire Falcons in reference to the famous peregrine falcon which nests on the Derby Cathedral. Founded in 1870, the club held first-class status from its first match in 1871 until 1887. Because of poor performances and lack of fixtures in some seasons, Derbyshire then lost its status for seven seasons until it was invited into the County Championship in 1895. Derbyshire is also classified as a List A team since the beginning of limited overs cricket in 1963; and classified as a senior Twenty20 team since 2003. In recent years the club has enjoyed record attendances with over 24,000 people watching their home Twenty20 fixtures in 2017 – a record for a single campaign. The local derby versus Yorkshire at Chesterfield now regularly sells out in advance.

He served as a captain in the 98th Regiment. [2] [4] He died at Polegate near Eastbourne in Sussex in January 1915 aged 75. [1]

Captain (Capt) is a junior officer rank of the British Army and Royal Marines and in both services it ranks above lieutenant and below major with a NATO ranking code of OF-2. The rank is equivalent to a lieutenant in the Royal Navy and to a flight lieutenant in the Royal Air Force. The rank of captain in the Royal Navy is considerably more senior and the two ranks should not be confused.

The 98th Regiment of Foot was an infantry regiment of the British Army. It was originally raised in 1824 as the 98th Regiment of Foot, before assuming the title of the 98th Regiment of Foot in 1876. Later, in 1881, following the Childers Reforms of the British Army, the regiment was amalgamated with the 64th Regiment of Foot to become the Prince of Wales's Regiment. As the 64th Foot was senior to the 98th, the 98th became the 2nd Battalion in the new regiment. Throughout the course of the regiment's existence it served mostly overseas in South Africa, China and India.

Polegate a town in Wealden, United Kindom

Polegate is a town and civil parish in the Wealden District of East Sussex, England, United Kingdom. It is located five miles (8 km) north of the seaside resort of Eastbourne and is part of the greater area of that town. Although once a railway settlement, its importance as such has now waned by route closures. The civil parish of Polegate had a population of 8,586 on the 2011 census, 41.2% aged 65 and over.

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  1. 1 2 Thomas Swinford, CricInfo. Retrieved 2018-10-08.
  2. 1 2 3 Capt. Thomas Francis Swinford, Obituaries in 1915, Wisden Cricketers' Almanack , 1916. Retrieved 2014-06-24.
  3. Thomas Swinford, CricketArchive. Retrieved 2018-10-08.
  4. "No. 22950". The London Gazette . 21 March 1865. p. 1619.

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