Thomas Straw      

Full name Thomas Straw

Born September 1, 1870, Hucknall Torkard, Nottinghamshire

Died September 8, 1959, Hucknall Torkard, Nottinghamshire (aged 89 years 7 days)

Major teams Worcestershire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 61 94 38 600 32 10.71 0 0 122 12
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 61 - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
First-class span 1899 - 1907

Thomas Straw, who died at Hucknall Torkard, Nottinghamshire, where he was born, on September 8, 1959, aged 89, was the Worcestershire wicket-keeper and the only man in cricket history to have been dismissed twice for obstructing the field. Both dismissals occurred when he was playing against Warwickshire- The first time, at Worcester in 1899. Straw lofted a ball towards the middle of the pitch and began to run while a fielder. A. C. S. Glover, ran in to try and catch it. They collided and Straw was given out by umpire Mycroft, to the loud disgust of the home crowd who complained that it was accidental. Two years later, at Edgbaston, Straw barged into the wicket-keeper, "Dick" Lilley, as he emerged from behind the stumps to take a simple pop-up catch.

  • Read More
Latest Articles