Full name Thomas Sherwin Pearson
Born June 20, 1851, Barwell, Leicestershire
Died November 25, 1935, Harlaxton Manor, Lincolnshire (aged 84 years 158 days)
Major teams Middlesex, Oxford University
Also known as changed name to Thomas Sherwin Pearson-Gregory in 1892
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm slow
Fielding position Wicketkeeper
Height 6 ft 1 in
Education Rugby; Oxford University
|First-class span||1872 - 1891|
Thomas Sherwin Pearson-Gregory was in the Rugby XI of 1869 when C.K. Francis, after taking 7 for 25 and doing the hat trick in Marlborough's first innings, dismissed all his opponents at a cost of 15 runs - an astonishing performance giving him a match record of 17 wickets for 40 runs. For several years T. S. Pearson - his name before adding Gregory - played regularly at Lord's when M.C.C. and Middlesex put very strong sides in the field. One of his best innings was 121 for M.C.C. against Sussex in 1880. Ten years later he assisted Leicestershire his native county and in 1902 he was the Nottinghamshire President. Over six feet tall Pearson hit hard in good free style and bowled slow round-arm. At Oxford he failed to get his blue but he played in many representative matches including some for England in the Canterbury Week. Adept at all court games he was champion of racquets at Rugby and in 1875 he played real tennis for Oxford against Cambridge.
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