Tom Walker      

Full name Thomas Walker

Born November 16, 1762, Churt, Surrey

Died March 1, 1831, Chiddingfold, Surrey (aged 68 years 105 days)

Major teams Hampshire, Surrey

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm slow (underarm)

Fielding position Occasional wicketkeeper

Relation Brother - H Walker

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 176 333 19 6043 138 19.24 6 21 116 6
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave SR 5w 10
First-class 176 0+ 0+ 281 6/? 0.00* 0.0* 4 0
Career statistics
First-class debut White Conduit Club v Kent XI at Islington, Jun 22-24, 1786 scorecard
Last First-class Captain Blagrave's XI v Colonel Byng's XI at Lord's (Old), Aug 13-15, 1810 scorecard
Profile

Thomas Walker is credited with being the first person to experiment with round-arm bowling in the 1780s, and he also was the first "lobbing slow bowler" according to Billy Beldham. He was undoubtedly able to bowl fast - Beldham said that a law was passed against "jerking" because of Walker's "frightful pace". Beldham thought little of his batting either - "he was a tedious fellow to bowl at ... and the slowest runner between wickets I have ever seen." It was said that David Harris once bowled 170 balls at him and conceded one run.
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Country Fixtures Country Results
Derbyshire v Leics at Derby - May 25-28
Leics 619 Derbyshire 287/1 (74 ov)
Essex v Surrey at Chelmsford - May 26-29
Surrey 369 Essex 58/0 (13.1 ov)
Glamorgan v Durham at Swansea - May 26-29
Durham 342 (94 ov)
Kent v Sussex at Tunbridge Wells - May 26-29
Kent 369 Sussex 78/4 (20.1 ov)
Northants v Worcs at Northampton - May 26-29
Northants 238 Worcs 214/3 (61 ov)
Notts v Gloucs at Nottingham - May 26-29
Notts 430/9d Gloucs 15/2 (5 ov)
Somerset v Hampshire at Taunton - May 26-29
Hampshire 162 & 56/0 (15 ov) Somerset 197
2nd ODI: England v South Africa at Southampton - May 27
England 197/4 (36/50 ov)
Yorkshire v Sth Africa A at Leeds - May 27
Sth Africa A 126/4 (35/49 ov)
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