Tom Raikes      

Full name Thomas Barkley Raikes

Born December 16, 1902, Malabar Hill, Bombay (now Mumbai), Maharashtra, India

Died March 2, 1984, Rickinghall Superior, Suffolk (aged 81 years 77 days)

Major teams Oxford University

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Education Winchester; Oxford University

Relation Father - EB Raikes, Uncle - GB Raikes

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 38 58 15 554 44 12.88 0 0 24 0
Bowling averages
Mat Runs Wkts BBI Ave 5w 10
First-class 38 3305 132 9/38 25.03 7 2
Career statistics
First-class span 1922 - 1925

Thomas Berkley Raikes, died on March 2, 1984, at Rickinghall Superior, Norfolk, aged 81. Three years in the Winchester XI and captain in 1921, he headed the bowling averages in 1920 with 50 wickets at 12.41 and again in 1921 (when he was also second in the batting averages) with 60 at 16.07. Going up to Oxford, he took 5 for 5 in the first innings of the Freshmen's match and had bowled 57 balls before a run was scored off him. He was immediately drafted into the'Varsity side and although an unfair number of catches was dropped off him he finished the season with 40 wickets at an average of 20.72. He bowled particularly well at Lord's, where his analysis of 44-19-65-3 in a Cambridge total of 403 for four declared represented better work than many more spectacular feats.

  • Read More
Latest Articles
Latest Photos

May 3, 1922

The Oxford side of 1922. Back: CJ Knott, RC Robertson-Glasgow, BH Lyon, TB Raikes, M Patten. Middle: RL Holdsworth, RH Bettington, GTS Stevens, VR Price, LP Hedges. Front: FH Barnard.

The Oxford side of 1922

© ESPNcricinfo Ltd