Thomas Cuthbert Longfield
|Born||12 May 1906|
High Halstow, Kent, England
|Died||21 December 1981 75) (aged|
Ealing, Middlesex, England
|Domestic team information|
|FC debut||4 May 1927 Cambridge University v Yorkshire|
|Last FC||2 June 1951 Free Foresters v Oxford University|
Source:CricInfo,28 March 2016
Thomas Cuthbert Longfield (12 May 1906 – 21 December 1981) was an English cricketer. He played first-class cricket for several teams including Cambridge University,Kent County Cricket Club and Bengal.
Longfield was born at High Halstow in Kent and educated at Aldenham School where he played in the cricket XI.He went to Cambridge University and won cricket Blues in 1927 and 1928, making a total of 25 first-class appearances for the University side. He made his Kent debut in the 1927 University vacation and went on to play a total of 40 times for the county First XI,playing his last county match in 1939.
After leaving Cambridge,Longfield worked for Andrew Yule and Company in Calcutta in India,the city where his father had worked for Royal Insurance.He was able to play for Kent only when he returned to England on leave. He played for a variety of teams whilst in India,including the Europeans and Bengal. He captained Bengal to their first Ranji Trophy win in 1938/39, and took a hat-trick for the side in 1936/37 against Bihar. He was involved with the Calcutta Cricket Club and went on to become president whilst living in India, captaining the team for a time and was President of the club three times. He was a major influence in the Cricket Association of Bengal.
In his Wisden obituary,Longfield was described as having been "an orthodox,old-fashioned medium-pace bowler" who "possessed a beautiful action,kept a good length,and could move the ball both ways".He was third in the Cambridge bowling averages in 1927 taking 46 wickets,followed by 44 in 1928,although for Kent he was "curiously ineffective" as a bowler. As a batsman he scored two centuries for Cambridge,the only first-class hundreds he scored,and was described as "a good stroke-player who could score quickly,mostly in front of the wicket" who went on to play "some useful innings" for Kent. He was second in the Cambridge batting averages in 1927.
Longfield's daughter Susan,who was born in Calcutta whilst Longfield worked in India and was a successful model,married Ted Dexter in 1959. He later captained the England cricket team.His brother,Geoffrey Longfield,played two first-class matches for the RAF. Longfield died at Ealing in Middlesex in 1981 aged 75.
Kolkata is the capital and largest city of the Indian state of West Bengal. It lies on the eastern bank of the Hooghly River,80 km (50 mi) west of the border with Bangladesh. It is the primary financial and commercial center of eastern and northeastern India. Kolkata is the seventh most populous city of India with an estimated city proper population of 4.5 million (0.45 crore). It is the centre of the Kolkata Metropolitan Region,one of the most populous metropolitan area in the world with a population of over 15 million residents. Kolkata is the de facto cultural capital of India and historically and culturally significant city in the historic region of Bengal. It is the second largest Bengali-speaking city in the world. It has the highest number of nobel laureates among all cities in India.
Arun Lal is a retired Indian cricketer,and a cricket commentator. He played for India,as a right-handed batsman,between 1982 and 1989 was a gritty player.
Calcutta Cricket &Football Club,popularly known by its abbreviation CC&FC or CCFC,is an Indian multi-sports club based in Kolkata,West Bengal. Founded in 1792 as a cricket institution,the football and rugby sections were added when it merged with Calcutta Football Club in 1965.
Probir Kumar "Khokhan" Sen was an Indian cricketer who represented his country in 14 Tests from 1948 to 1952. He was born in an eminent business family,to Amiya Sen and Basanti Sen.
Subimal "Chuni" Goswami was an Indian professional footballer and first-class cricketer. As footballer,he played as a striker or winger,captained both the Mohun Bagan club and the India national team. He also served as the Sheriff of Kolkata. Goswami scored nine goals in 30 international appearances. He was an Olympian,represented India national team at the 1960 Summer Olympics. He also led the team to achieve the gold medal at the 1962 Asian Games,and earn the runners-up position at the 1964 AFC Asian Cup.
Claude Thesiger Ashton was an English amateur footballer and first-class cricketer. As footballer he played for Corinthians in several different positions including goalkeeper and centre forward,although his preferred position was wing-half. He made one appearance for the England national team in 1925 when he was appointed team captain. As a cricketer he played for Cambridge University and Essex. A pre-war officer of the Auxiliary Air Force,he died as a result of a mid-air collision in a training accident in the Second World War.
Jisshu Sengupta is an Indian actor,producer,television presenter,who predominantly works in Bengali films. He has also acted in a few Hindi films. Sengupta made his debut through a Bengali TV series,Mahaprabhu (1996) where he portrayed the role of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu;the role gained him much recognition. Subsequently,he made his film debut with Priyojon (1999),which became a debacle at the box office. In 2002,he played Tagore in Sukanta Roy's ambitious venture Chelebela alongside Debashree Roy playing Kadambari Devi. following which he appeared in a spate of critically and commercially unsuccessful projects. He made his Bollywood debut with Shyam Benegal's National Award winning film Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose:The Forgotten Hero (2004). A turning point came in his career when he collaborated with Rituparno Ghosh for the latter's Abohomaan,which earned him critical acclaim. His subsequent collaborations with Ghosh for films which include Shob Charitro Kalponik and Noukadubi brought him a higher degree of critical and commercial success. Sengupta's collaborations with other directors for films such as Jaatishwar enabled him to become one of the most sought out actors in Bengali cinema.
Sheoo Mewalal was an Indian footballer in Kolkata. He played as a striker and was known for his fitness,bicycle kicks,and goal-scoring abilities,especially using the rabona kick.
Jamshid Nassiri is an Iranian-Indian football manager and former footballer,who is currently the head coach of the Calcutta Premier Division side Calcutta FC. Nassiri is known for forming a successful attacking duo with Majid Bishkar in the 80's. He was one of the most expensive player in Indian football during his playing days and is the first foreign player to score 100 goals across several tournaments in the country.
Eden Gardens is an international cricket stadium in Kolkata,India. Established in 1864,it is the oldest and second-largest cricket stadium in India and third-largest in the world. The stadium currently has a capacity of 68,000. It is owned and operated by Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) and is the home ground of the Kolkata Knight Riders. It houses the headquarters of Cricket Association of Bengal.
Abhimanyu Mithun is an Indian cricketer. A right-arm fast-medium bowler,Mithun was called up to the India squad for the first Test against South Africa in 2009–10,only ten weeks after making his first-class debut. He has also played in the IPL for Royal Challengers Bangalore. In November 2019,he became the first bowler to take a hat-trick in all three domestic formats of top-level cricket in India. In first class cricket,he played for Karnataka,before retiring from the format in October 2021.
Dalhousie Athletic Club is an Indian professional sports club based in Kolkata,West Bengal,best known for its football section. It was established in 1880,during the British rule in India. Dalhousie has competed in the Premier Division of Calcutta Football League for a long time.
The Kolkata Derby is the football match in Kolkata,between East Bengal and Mohun Bagan. The rivalry between these two teams is over 100 years old,and the matches witnessed large audience attendance and rivalry between patrons. It is considered to be one of the biggest Asian footballing rivalry. The first match was played on 8 August 1921 in Cooch Behar Cup and latest match of this historical derby was played on 3rd September 2023 in Durand Cup. The Kolkata Derby is considered to be greatest derby in Asian Football and also one of the biggest derbies in the world.
Kalighat Milan Sangha FC is an Indian multi-sports club based in Kalighat,Kolkata,West Bengal. Its football team currently competes in the Premier Division of Calcutta Football League.
Eastern Railway FC is an Indian institutional multi-sports club based in Kolkata,West Bengal. Widely known for the football team,the club was incorporated in 1882,and mostly competed in CFL Premier Division B. Eastern Railway previously achieved more success in the highest division of the Calcutta Football League.
Prakash Chandra Poddar was an Indian first-class cricketer who played for Bengal cricket team and Rajasthan cricket team. After his playing career,he became a Talent Resource Development Officer (TRDO) for the Board of Control for Cricket in India.
Sports in West Bengal has its own importance. Cricket and football are the most popular sports in the Indian state of West Bengal.
The 2017–18 Ranji Trophy was the 84th season of the Ranji Trophy,the premier first-class cricket tournament that took place in India between October 2017 and January 2018. Vidarbha won the tournament,beating Delhi by 9 wickets in the final,to win their first Ranji Trophy title. Vidarbha made their Ranji Trophy debut in the 1957–58 season,making it the third-longest wait before a team won their maiden title. Vidarbha's captain,Faiz Fazal,said that "winning the Ranji Trophy has been the biggest achievement in my career".
Sudhesan Midhun is an Indian cricketer who represents Kerala in domestic cricket. He is a right handed batter and right-handed legbreak googly bowler.