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Tom Marsden      

Full name Thomas Marsden

Born date unknown

Date Christened June 11, 1805, Sheffield, Yorkshire

Died February 27, 1843, Sheffield, Yorkshire

Major teams Sheffield, Yorkshire

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Left-arm fast (underarm), Slow left-arm orthodox (roundarm)

Height 5 ft 8 in

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 Ct St
First-class 55 99 3 1724 227 17.95 2 44 0
Bowling averages
Mat Runs Wkts BBI Ave 5w 10
First-class 55 138+ 97 7/? 34.50* 3 1
Career statistics
First-class debut Sheffield and Leicester v Nottingham at Sheffield, Jul 24-26, 1826 scorecard
Last First-class Marylebone Cricket Club v North at Lord's, May 31-Jun 2, 1841 scorecard
Profile

Tom Marsden was a renowned hitter who made his reputation in the north and even had poems written about him. In 1828 he challenged any man in England to take him on for £50 in a single-wicket contest, but nobody accepted until Fuller Pilch in 1833 - Marsden lost both games easily, the second in front of 20,000 in his home town. His first-class debut in 1826 was memorable as he made 227 in eight hours for Sheffield and Leicester against Nottingham, and he made another hundred for Sheffield two years later. But his form in big matches failed to match his reputation - in 14 matches for England he did not pass fifty - and his best was behind him by the time he was 25.
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Country Fixtures Country Results
North Division: Durham v Northants at Chester-le-Street - Jul 25
Northants 195/3 Durham 116/5 (14.2/20 ov)
South Division: Glamorgan v Gloucs at Cardiff - Jul 25
Glamorgan won by 8 wickets (with 48 balls remaining)
South Division: Kent v Surrey at Canterbury - Jul 25
Kent 175/7 Surrey 100/2 (12.1/20 ov)
South Division: Somerset v Middlesex at Taunton - Jul 25
Somerset 183/3 Middlesex 89/5 (13.5/20 ov)
North Division: Warwickshire v Leics at Birmingham - Jul 25
Warwickshire 160/6 Leics 78/6 (13.4/20 ov)
North Division: Worcs v Derbyshire at Worcester - Jul 25
Worcs 209/4 Derbyshire 152/3 (15/20 ov)
North Division: Yorkshire v Notts at Leeds - Jul 25
Yorkshire 200/5 Notts 145/3 (15.2/20 ov)
South Division: Essex v Sussex at Chelmsford - Jul 25
Essex 225/3 Sussex 123/3 (11/20 ov)
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