|Full name||Thomas Francis Swinford|
|Born||May 9, 1839|
|Died|| 23 January 1915 75) (aged|
|Domestic team information|
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.
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Educated at Blackheath Proprietary School,Swinford played his first-class matches for Kent County Cricket Club. His debut was against against Derbyshire. He was described in his Wisden obituary as a "good batsman and long-stop" who had made a half-century against Lancashire.
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He served as a captain in the 98th Regiment.He died at Polegate near Eastbourne in Sussex in January 1915 aged 75.
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