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Tom Pearce      

Full name Thomas Neill Pearce

Born November 3, 1905, Stoke Newington, London

Died April 11, 1994, East Worthing, Sussex (aged 88 years 159 days)

Major teams Essex

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Thomas Neill Pearce
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 Ct St
First-class 250 406 54 12061 211* 34.26 22 153 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 250 1413 927 15 4/12 61.80 3.93 94.2 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1929-1950
Profile

Tom Pearce, OBE, TD, who died on April 10, at the age of 88, was a pillar of Essex cricket for most of his life. Solid batsman, captain firstly on a joint basis and then solely between 1933 and 1950, acting secretary, chairman of the club for 21 years, then president for the past quarter-century, and Test selector 1949-50, he led a full cricketing life, and was very highly respected. Thomas Neill Pearce scored 12,061 runs at 34.26, and made 22 centuries. David Bennett interviewed him only a few weeks before his death:

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1983

Tom Pearce

Tom Pearce

© Wisden Cricket Monthly

1983

Tom Pearce

Tom Pearce

© Wisden Cricket Monthly

May 17, 1948

Essex captain Tom Pearce and Don Bradman pose ahead of the second day at Southend. On the first day Australia had scored 721, Essex v Australians, Southend, May 17, 1948

Tom Pearce and Don Bradman pose ahead of the second day at Southend

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