Percy Thornton      

Full name Percy Melville Thornton

Born December 29, 1841, Mayfair, Westminster, London

Died January 8, 1918, South Kensington, London (aged 76 years 10 days)

Major teams Cambridge University, Middlesex

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast (roundarm)

Education Harrow School; Cambridge University

Relation Cousin - CI Thornton

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 4 5 1 34 27* 8.50 0 0 0 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 4 8 3 0 - - - 2.25 - 0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1864 - 1872

Though never prominent as a player Mr. Percy Thornton was all through his life a prominent and most popular figure in the cricket world. He was closely associated with Middlesex, being for some years honorary secretary to the club. He excelled far more at athletics than at cricket, being a good half-mile runner in the early days of athletics. He sat for many years as M.P. for Clapham. Cousin of Mr. C. T. Thornton.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack

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