Thomas Hearne      

Full name Thomas Hearne

Born September 4, 1826, Chalfont St Peter, Buckinghamshire

Died May 13, 1900, Ealing, Middlesex (aged 73 years 251 days)

Major teams Middlesex

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium (roundarm)

Relation Brother - G Hearne, Son - GF Hearne, Nephew - GG Hearne, Nephew - F Hearne, Nephew - A Hearne, Grandson - TJ Hearne, Great-nephew - GAL Hearne

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 173 292 20 5048 146 18.55 4 21 116 7
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 173 11948+ 3993+ 292 6/12 14.10* 2.00 42.2* 16 2
Career statistics
First-class debut Marylebone Cricket Club v Sussex at Lord's, Jun 15-16, 1857 scorecard
Last First-class 1876

Thomas Hearne died at Ealing on May 13, in his 74th year. Born on September 4, 1826, he was late coming before the cricket public, little being known of him outside local circles till he was over thirty. His reputation, however, was firmly established in 1859, when for the United against the All England Eleven at Lord's he and Carpenter scored 149 for the first wicket. Carpenter made 97 and Hearne 62. From that time till his retirement from the Middlesex eleven in the "70"s Tom Hearne played regularly in the best matches, proving himself a first-rate bat, and by no means a bad bowler. One of his best innings was 122 not out for Players against Gentlemen at Lord"s in 1866. He was in particularly good form that year, and largely helped to place Middlesex first among the Counties. Against Surrey he scored 146. His career as an active player terminated in 1876, in which year he had a very severe stroke of paralysis. He made a remarkable recovery, however, and for more than twenty years afterwards kept his post as chief of the ground staff at Lord"s, only resigning after the season of 1897. In personal character no professional cricketer stood higher, and all through his life he enjoyed the repect of everyone who knew him. Lovers of cricket who have reached middle-age will remember him particularly in connection with the Middlesex matches more than thirty years ago at the Cattle Market Ground. He went to Australia with the first English eleven in 1861, but could not do himself justice in the Colonies. He was perhaps the last batsman who played the old-fashioned draw. His eldest son, Thomas Hearne, junior, is now the Ground Superintendent at Lord;s, and his second son, George Hearne, has for years been Pavilion Clerk at Lord;s. Tom Hearne was very proud of the success gained in the Kent eleven by his three nephews-G. G., Frank and Alec Hearne .
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Country Fixtures Country Results
Durham v Worcs at Chester-le-Street - Jun 26-29
Durham 197 Worcs 367 (86.4 ov)
Essex v Middlesex at Chelmsford - Jun 26-29
Middlesex 246 Essex 387/1 (106.5 ov)
Glamorgan v Derbyshire at Cardiff - Jun 26-29
Derbyshire 288 & 72/4 (19 ov) Glamorgan 237
Hampshire v Somerset at Southampton - Jun 26-29
Hampshire 211/9d Somerset 135/8 (46.1 ov)
Northants v Leics at Northampton - Jun 26-29
Northants 261 & 206/3 (44 ov) Leics 157
Notts v Kent at Nottingham - Jun 26-29
Kent 180 & 138/5 (50 ov) Notts 371
Sussex v Gloucs at Hove - Jun 26-29
Sussex 358/9d Gloucs 120/1 (41 ov)
Warwickshire v Lancashire at Birmingham - Jun 26-29
Lancashire 273 & 118/2 (44 ov) Warwickshire 321
Yorkshire v Surrey at Leeds - Jun 26-29
Surrey 516/7d Yorkshire 27/1 (10.5 ov)
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