Thomas Wilson (Cambridge University cricketer)

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Thomas Ward Wilson (1 April 1849 – 4 January 1924) was an English first-class cricketer active 1869–1871 who played for Cambridge University. He was born in Nocton and died in Broadstone, Dorset. He appeared in eight first-class matches as a right-handed batsman who bowled fast or medium pace roundarm. Wilson scored 171 career runs with a highest score of 50; he held one catch and took 17 wickets with a best return of five for 25. [1]

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 cricket team

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.

Nocton Lincolnshire village

Nocton is a village and civil parish in the North Kesteven district of Lincolnshire, England. It is situated on the B1202 road, 7 miles (11 km) south-east from Lincoln city centre. The population of the civil parish at the 2011 census was 819. To the east of the village is Nocton Fen with its small settlement of Wasps Nest. At the south of the village are the remains of Nocton Hall, and 1 mile (2 km) to the east the earthwork remains of Nocton Park Priory.

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