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Thomas Warsop (born 29 September 1778 in Nottingham; died 28 February 1845 in Nottingham) was an English cricketer who played first-class cricket for Nottingham Cricket Club from 1800 to 1803. He had three brothers Robert, William and Samuel who made their Nottingham debuts in 1789, 1789 and 1792 respectively.

Nottingham City and unitary authority area in England

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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.

Thomas Warsop made three known appearances in first-class matches. He was a right-handed batsman but better known as a right arm slow underarm bowler.[ citation needed ] He captained the Nottingham team, but only in minor matches, before Joseph Dennis took over.[ citation needed ]

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Often afflicted with gout, Warsop was "consequencely [ sic ] rather a snail between the wickets". [1] He retired after the 1823 season. He died at his home in Pepper Street, Nottingham, at the age of sixty-five.

The Latin adverb sic inserted after a quoted word or passage indicates that the quoted matter has been transcribed or translated exactly as found in the source text, complete with any erroneous, archaic, or otherwise nonstandard spelling. It also applies to any surprising assertion, faulty reasoning, or other matter that might be likely interpreted as an error of transcription.

1823 was the 37th season of cricket in England since the foundation of Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC). Henry Bentley issued his Correct Account of all Matches, 1786–1822.

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References

  1. Notts County Cricket Club site.

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