Tom Sueter      

Full name Thomas Sueter

Born date unknown

Date Christened April 17, 1750, Hambledon, Hampshire

Died February 17, 1827, Hambledon, Hampshire

Major teams Hampshire, Surrey

Batting style Left-hand bat

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Height 5 ft 10 in

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 67 124 7 1969 67 16.82 0 6 47 1
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 67 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
First-class debut Hampshire XI v England at Hambledon, Jun 24-25, 1772 scorecard
Last First-class Earl of Darnley's XI v Earl of Winchilsea's XI at Hambledon, Aug 4-7, 1790 scorecard

Tom Sueter was a wicketkeeper of some renown at a time when there was almost no protection, and the erratic bounce made it a hazardous position to field. Despite this, he often stood up to the stumps for the quickest of bowlers - aided, as all keepers then were, by a longstop - and he was also an excellent hard-hitting batsman. John Nyren credits Sueter with being the first player to leave the crease to attack bowlers, lofting it back over the bowler "as if it had been fired". Nyren added that he had "not seen a handsomer man, who measured about five feet ten, and of ... an amiable disposition."
Martin Williamson