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Thomas White      

Full name Thomas White

Born 1740, Reigate, Surrey

Died July 28, 1831, Reigate, Surrey (aged 91 years)

Major teams Surrey

Nickname Daddy

Batting style Right-hand bat

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Thomas White played for Surrey between 1773 and 1778, but his lasting contribution to cricket came in 1771. Playing for Chertsey against Hambleon at Laleham Burway, White used a bat so wide that it completely obscured the stumps. The Hambledon players not unreasonably objected and a formal protest was made by Thomas Brett, as Hambledon's opening bowler; this was signed by himself, his captain Richard Nyren and master batsman John Small. The incident brought about a change in the Laws of Cricket wherein the maximum width of the bat was set at four-and-a-quarter inches.

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Durham v Sri Lanka A at Chester-le-Street - Jun 26-29
Sri Lanka A 273/6 (86 ov)
Hampshire v Somerset at Southampton - Jun 26-29
Hampshire 219 Somerset 66/1 (16 ov)
Kent v Derbyshire at Canterbury - Jun 26-29
Kent 354/7 (96 ov)
Middlesex v Lancashire at Lord's - Jun 26-29
Lancashire 298/3 (96 ov)
Warwickshire v Notts at Birmingham - Jun 26-29
Notts 125/6 (61 ov)
Yorkshire v Pakistan A at Leeds - Jun 26-29
Yorkshire 243/8 (73 ov)
North Group: Northants v Leics at Northampton - Jun 26
Northants won by 6 wickets (with 13 balls remaining)
South Group: Sussex v Gloucs at Arundel - Jun 26
Gloucs won by 11 runs
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