Tom Richardson

Tom Richardson

Birth
Byfleet, Woking Borough, Surrey, England
Death 2 Jul 1912 (aged 41)
Chambery, Departement de la Savoie, Rhône-Alpes, France
Burial Richmond, London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, Greater London, England
Plot C 629
Memorial ID 8951774 · View Source
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Cricketer. Born in Byfleet in Surrey, just south of London, in 1892, he made his debut for his county against Cambridge University, as a right-handed batsman and a right-handed fast bowler. His bowling was described by Neville Cardus as "like a great wave of the sea about to break." The following year, he played for the first time for England against Australia. In the 1895 season, he took 290 wickets; a record which stood for 33 years. The year after that, at Old Trafford (Manchester) against the Australians, he took 13 wickets for 244 runs. Although the Australians won the test, H.S. Altham wrote of Richardson's performance, "No finer example of courage, stamina, accuracy and pace is to be found in all the annals of the game." He played his final test match against the Australians at Sydney in 1897, in which year he was named as Wisden's Player of the Year. His last appearance in a first-class match was in 1905 at Bath, against the Australians in their pre-test tour. Seven years later, he died suddenly in St. Jean d'Arvey in the South of France.

Bio by: Iain MacFarlaine


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  • Originally Created by: Iain MacFarlaine
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  • Find a Grave Memorial 8951774
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Tom Richardson (11 Aug 1870–2 Jul 1912), Find a Grave Memorial no. 8951774, citing Richmond and East Sheen Cemeteries, Richmond, London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, Greater London, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .