Thomas Richard Hardman
|Born||3 December 1990|
|Died||28 November 2012 (aged 21)|
|Nickname||Hardy, Tommy ten bags|
|Domestic team information|
Source:Cricinfo,12 December 2012
Thomas Richard Hardman (3 December 1990 – 28 November 2012) was an English cricketer. Hardman was a right-handed batsman who bowled right-arm medium-fast. He was born in Bury,Greater Manchester and was educated at St Joseph's RC High School,Heywood and Holy Cross College,Bury.
Following a back injury which required him to be placed in a brace for three months in 2010,he began playing Second XI cricket for the Lancashire Second XI. While studying Sports and Exercise Sciences at Leeds Metropolitan University, Hardman made two first-class appearances for Leeds/Bradford MCCU in 2012 against Surrey at The Oval and Yorkshire at Headingley. He scored a total of 65 runs in his two matches, with a high score of 44 against Yorkshire. With the ball,he took 3 wickets at an average of 59.66,with best figures of 2/51. He also played a number of Second XI matches for Leeds/Bradford MCCU during the 2012 season.
Hardman was found dead in his house in Leeds,Yorkshire,on 28 November 2012. He had earlier been named as the Leeds/Bradford MCCU captain for the 2013 season.
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