Full name Percy Melville Thornton
Born December 29, 1841, Mayfair, Westminster, London
Died January 8, 1918, South Kensington, London (aged 76 years 10 days)
Major teams Cambridge University, Middlesex
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast (roundarm)
Education Harrow School; Cambridge University
Relation Cousin - CI Thornton
|First-class span||1864 - 1872|
Though never prominent as a player Mr. Percy Thornton was all through his life a prominent and most popular figure in the cricket world. He was closely associated with Middlesex, being for some years honorary secretary to the club. He excelled far more at athletics than at cricket, being a good half-mile runner in the early days of athletics. He sat for many years as M.P. for Clapham. Cousin of Mr. C. T. Thornton.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack
Also: the fastest Indian to 50 wickets, and Yasir Shah's unwanted "double-hundred"