Thomas Herman Watson (14 November 1880 – 15 February 1944) was an English clergyman and a cricketer who played first-class cricket in one match for Cambridge University in 1903 and in two matches for Warwickshire in 1904.He was born at Water Orton, Warwickshire and died at Singleton, Lancashire.
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.
Cambridge University Cricket Club, first recorded in 1817, is the representative cricket club for students of the University of Cambridge. Depending on the circumstances of each individual match, the club has always been recognised as holding first-class status. The university played List A cricket in 1972 and 1974 only. It has not played top-level Twenty20 cricket.
Warwickshire 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 Warwickshire. Its 50 overs team is called the Warwickshire Bears and its T20 team the Birmingham Bears. Founded in 1882, the club held minor status until it was elevated to first-class in 1894 pending its entry into the County Championship in 1895. Since then, Warwickshire have played in every top-level domestic cricket competition in England. Warwickshire's kit colours are black and gold and the shirt sponsor is Gullivers Sports Travel. The club's home is Edgbaston Cricket Ground in south Birmingham, which regularly hosts Test and One Day International matches.
Watson was the fifth son of the vicar of Water Orton and was educated at St Bees School and at Pembroke College, Cambridge.As a cricketer, he was a right-handed tail-end batsman and a right-arm fast-medium bowler. He had no success in any of his three games of first-class cricket, failing to take a single wicket.
St Bees School is a co-educational independent school located in the West Cumbrian village of St Bees which caters for day, full, weekly or flexi-boarders. Founded in 1583 by the then Archbishop of Canterbury Edmund Grindal as a boys' "free grammar school", it later became a member of the Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference and became co-educational in 1978.
Pembroke College is a constituent college of the University of Cambridge, England. The college is the third-oldest college of the university and has over seven hundred students and fellows. Physically, it is one of the university's larger colleges, with buildings from almost every century since its founding, as well as extensive gardens. Its members are termed "Valencians".
Although he matriculated in 1900, Watson did not graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Cambridge University until 1910; he then took until 1921 to convert this to a Master of Arts.He was ordained as a Church of England priest and from 1912 to 1913 he served as the curate at All Saints' Church in Blackpool. Following service in the First World War in the Royal Army Chaplains' Department, he returned to The Fylde area as the vicar of Great Singleton from 1919, and was there up to his death in 1944.
A Bachelor of Arts is a bachelor's degree awarded for an undergraduate course or program in either the liberal arts, sciences, or both. Bachelor of Arts programs generally take three to four years depending on the country, institution, and specific specializations, majors, or minors. The word baccalaureus should not be confused with baccalaureatus, which refers to the one- to two-year postgraduate Bachelor of Arts with Honors degree in some countries.
A Master of Arts is a person who was admitted to a type of master's degree awarded by universities in many countries, and the degree is also named Master of Arts in colloquial speech. The degree is usually contrasted with the Master of Science. Those admitted to the degree typically study linguistics, history, communication studies, diplomacy, public administration, political science, or other subjects within the scope of the humanities and social sciences; however, different universities have different conventions and may also offer the degree for fields typically considered within the natural sciences and mathematics. The degree can be conferred in respect of completing courses and passing examinations, research, or a combination of the two.
The Church of England is the established church of England. The Archbishop of Canterbury is the most senior cleric, although the monarch is the supreme governor. The Church of England is also the mother church of the international Anglican Communion. It traces its history to the Christian church recorded as existing in the Roman province of Britain by the third century, and to the 6th-century Gregorian mission to Kent led by Augustine of Canterbury.
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