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Tommy Armstrong      

Full name Thomas Riley Armstrong

Born October 13, 1909, Clay Cross, Derbyshire

Died February 6, 2000, Marfield Court, Leicestershire (aged 90 years 116 days)

Major teams Derbyshire

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 58 83 33 314 28* 6.28 0 0 18 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 58 8314 3239 133 7/36 24.35 2.33 62.5 7 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1929 - 1950
Profile

Thomas Riley Armstrong, who died in Marfield Court Nursing Home, Leicestershire on February 6 aged 90, was a left-arm spinner and tail-end batsman whose first-class career of 58 matches for Derbyshire was spread over the period 1929-1950, but despite taking 133 wickets for the reasonable average of 24.35 he never won a regular place or his cap. His best innings figures were 7 for 36 against Gloucestershire at Buxton in 1937, a match-winning performance as deputy for England spinner Tommy Mitchell but he was soon left out of the side again.

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