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.
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Country Fixtures Country Results
2nd Investec Test: England v Sri Lanka at Chester-le-Street - May 27-31
England 498/9d Sri Lanka 101 & 73/1 (21.3 ov) (f/o)
Northants v Essex at Northampton - May 28-31
Northants 444 Essex 23/0 (11.3 ov)
Notts v Durham at Nottingham - May 28-31
Notts 480/6 (133 ov)
Somerset v Surrey at Taunton - May 28-31
Surrey 264 Somerset 72/3 (20 ov)
Sussex v Derbyshire at Hove - May 28-31
Derbyshire 150 Sussex 95/0 (26.4 ov)
Kent v Leics at Canterbury - May 29-Jun 1
Leics 114/3 (31.3 ov)
Middlesex v Hampshire at Northwood - May 29-Jun 1
Middlesex 91/2 (29.1 ov)
Worcs v Gloucs at Worcester - May 29-Jun 1
Worcs 117/5 (31.2 ov)
Yorkshire v Lancashire at Leeds - May 29-Jun 1
Yorkshire 99/5 (31.5 ov)
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