Thomas Walker      

Full name Thomas Walker

Born April 3, 1854, Mill Green, Holbeck, Leeds, Yorkshire

Died August 28, 1925, Roundhay, Leeds, Yorkshire (aged 71 years 147 days)

Major teams Yorkshire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 15 24 2 189 30 8.59 0 0 3 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 15 96 7 0 - - - 0.43 - 0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1879 - 1883
Profile

Thomas Walker is credited with being the first person to experiment with round-arm bowling in the 1780s, and he also was the first "lobbing slow bowler" according to Billy Beldham. He was undoubtedly able to bowl fast - Beldham said that a law was passed against "jerking" because of Walker's "frightful pace". Beldham thought little of his batting either - "he was a tedious fellow to bowl at ... and the slowest runner between wickets I have ever seen." It was said that David Harris once bowled 170 balls at him and conceded one run.
Martin Williamson

Country Fixtures Country Results
Gloucs v Durham at Bristol - Apr 21-24
Gloucs 303 & 70/1 (17.2 ov) Durham 419
Hampshire v Yorkshire at Southampton - Apr 21-24
Hampshire 455 Yorkshire 231 & 81/2 (29 ov) (f/o)
Kent v Derbyshire at Canterbury - Apr 21-24
Kent 259 & 308 Derbyshire 159 & 104/5 (30.3 ov, target 409)
Lancashire v Somerset at Manchester - Apr 21-24
Lancashire 109 & 357/5 (117 ov) Somerset 278
Leics v Glamorgan at Leicester - Apr 21-24
Leics 420 & 73/1 (23.3 ov) Glamorgan 426
Middlesex v Essex at Lord's - Apr 21-24
Middlesex 507/7d & 0/0 (0.5 ov) Essex 295
Warwickshire v Surrey at Birmingham - Apr 21-24
Warwickshire 332 & 53/2 (23.2 ov) Surrey 437
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