Full Name

Thomas Walker

Born

November 16, 1762, Churt, Surrey

Died

March 01, 1831, Chiddingfold, Surrey, (aged 68y 105d)

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm slow

Fielding Position

Occasional wicketkeeper

relations

(brother)

TEAMS

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

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50sCtSt
FC17633319604313819.246211166
Bowling
FormatMatBallsRunsWktsBBIAveEconSR5w10w
FC176002816/?0.00-0.0040