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
Sussex v Northants at Arundel - Jun 22-25
Sussex 178 & 70/0 (24 ov) Northants 478/5d
2nd ODI: England v Sri Lanka at Birmingham - Jun 24
England won by 10 wickets (with 95 balls remaining)
North Group: Durham v Yorkshire at Chester-le-Street - Jun 24
Durham won by 6 runs (D/L method)
South Group: Glamorgan v Surrey at Cardiff - Jun 24
Glamorgan won by 9 wickets (with 25 balls remaining)
North Group: Lancashire v Worcs at Manchester - Jun 24
Lancashire won by 96 runs
North Group: Leics v Warwickshire at Leicester - Jun 24
Leics 125/7 Warwickshire 106/2 (14.3/20 ov)
North Group: Derbyshire v Notts at Derby - Jun 24
Notts won by 7 wickets (with 33 balls remaining)
South Group: Essex v Hampshire at Chelmsford - Jun 24
Hampshire 135/8 Essex 119/4 (16/20 ov)
South Group: Kent v Middlesex at Canterbury - Jun 24
Middlesex 210/6 Kent 132/5 (15.4/20 ov)
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