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John Thayer      

Full name John Borland Thayer

Born April 21, 1862, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Died April 15, 1912, at sea, on board The Titanic (aged 49 years 360 days)

Major teams American Born, Philadelphians

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm bowler (roundarm)

Fielding position Mid off

Relation Brother - GC Thayer, Brother - HC Thayer, Brother - W Thayer

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 7 12 0 138 24 11.50 0 0 7 0
Bowling averages
Mat Runs Wkts BBI Ave 5w 10
First-class 7 161 6 3/17 26.83 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1881 - 1886

A member of a prominent American cricketing family (three of his brothers also played). John Thayer, a vice-president of the Pennsylvania Railroad, was just a week short of his 50th birthday when the Titanic went down on April 15, 1912. Some years before he'd played in seven matches now recognised as first-class - three for the Philadelphians and four for "American Born", all at the Germantown Cricket Club in Pennsylvania, a hotbed of cricket at the time. He didn't have a huge amount of success, scoring 138 runs at 11.50, and taking six wickets at 26.83. His highest score (24) and best bowling (3 for 17) both came for Philadelphia against the United States in October 1883. His wife, son and maid survived the ship's sinking.

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