Thomas Hearne      

Full name Thomas Hearne

Born September 4, 1826, Chalfont St Peter, Buckinghamshire

Died May 13, 1900, Ealing, Middlesex (aged 73 years 251 days)

Major teams Middlesex

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium (roundarm)

Relation Brother - G Hearne, Son - GF Hearne, Nephew - GG Hearne, Nephew - F Hearne, Nephew - A Hearne, Grandson - TJ Hearne, Great-nephew - GAL Hearne

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 173 292 20 5048 146 18.55 4 21 116 7
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 173 11948+ 3993+ 292 6/12 14.10* 2.00 42.2* 16 2
Career statistics
First-class debut Marylebone Cricket Club v Sussex at Lord's, Jun 15-16, 1857 scorecard
Last First-class 1876

Thomas Hearne died at Ealing on May 13, in his 74th year. Born on September 4, 1826, he was late coming before the cricket public, little being known of him outside local circles till he was over thirty. His reputation, however, was firmly established in 1859, when for the United against the All England Eleven at Lord's he and Carpenter scored 149 for the first wicket. Carpenter made 97 and Hearne 62. From that time till his retirement from the Middlesex eleven in the "70"s Tom Hearne played regularly in the best matches, proving himself a first-rate bat, and by no means a bad bowler. One of his best innings was 122 not out for Players against Gentlemen at Lord"s in 1866. He was in particularly good form that year, and largely helped to place Middlesex first among the Counties. Against Surrey he scored 146. His career as an active player terminated in 1876, in which year he had a very severe stroke of paralysis. He made a remarkable recovery, however, and for more than twenty years afterwards kept his post as chief of the ground staff at Lord"s, only resigning after the season of 1897. In personal character no professional cricketer stood higher, and all through his life he enjoyed the repect of everyone who knew him. Lovers of cricket who have reached middle-age will remember him particularly in connection with the Middlesex matches more than thirty years ago at the Cattle Market Ground. He went to Australia with the first English eleven in 1861, but could not do himself justice in the Colonies. He was perhaps the last batsman who played the old-fashioned draw. His eldest son, Thomas Hearne, junior, is now the Ground Superintendent at Lord;s, and his second son, George Hearne, has for years been Pavilion Clerk at Lord;s. Tom Hearne was very proud of the success gained in the Kent eleven by his three nephews-G. G., Frank and Alec Hearne .
Wisden Cricketers Almanack

Country Fixtures Country Results
Durham v Warwickshire at Chester-le-Street - Aug 23-26
Durham 207 Warwickshire 344/7 (116 ov)
Glamorgan v Sussex at Cardiff - Aug 23-26
Glamorgan 252 & 149/2 (45.3 ov) Sussex 283
Gloucs v Kent at Bristol - Aug 23-26
Gloucs 221 & 34/4 (16.3 ov) Kent 533/6d
Leics v Essex at Leicester - Aug 23-25
Essex won by an innings and 10 runs
Somerset v Hampshire at Taunton - Aug 23-26
Hampshire 338 Somerset 534/7 (134 ov)
Surrey v Lancashire at The Oval - Aug 23-26
Lancashire 287 & 203/8 (63 ov) Surrey 480
Worcs v Northants at Worcester - Aug 23-26
Northants 551 Worcs 195/3 (57.2 ov)
Yorkshire v Notts at Scarborough - Aug 23-26
Yorkshire 282 & 263/4d Notts 94 & 61/3 (23 ov, target 452)
Complete fixtures » | Download Fixtures »
News | Features Last 3 days
News | Features Last 3 days