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Thomas White      

Full name Thomas White

Born 1740, Reigate, Surrey

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

Major teams Surrey

Nickname Daddy

Batting style Right-hand bat


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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Hampshire v Kent at Southampton - Sep 15-18
Kent 507 Hampshire 127/3
Leics v Essex at Leicester - Sep 15-16
Essex won by an innings and 79 runs
Notts v Sussex at Nottingham - Sep 15-18
Sussex 391 Notts 310/3
Somerset v Middlesex at Taunton - Sep 15-18
Somerset 523/9d Middlesex 64/7
Surrey v Derbyshire at The Oval - Sep 15-18
Surrey 181 & 279 Derbyshire 210
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