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 Robert Arthur Thoms

Robert Arthur Thoms

Birth
Marylebone, City of Westminster, Greater London, England
Death 10 Jun 1903 (aged 77)
Regents Park, City of Westminster, Greater London, England
Burial Highgate, London Borough of Camden, Greater London, England
Memorial ID 9491 · View Source
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Pioneer Cricketer Figure. Born in Marylebone, London England, he was an original member of the Marylebone Cricket Club and was a highly respected cricket umpire. As a player, he made his debut with the Over 36 against the Under 36 at Lord's, July 29-31, 1850 and with the Yorkshire XI against the All England Eleven at Sheffield, May 12-14, 1851. As umpire, he stood in England's first two Tests at The Oval, against Australia in 1880 and 1882. The coarse of his career with game extended over 37 years. At the time of his death at age 77 in Regent's Park, London England, the British Times described him as "The most famous umpire the game has known".

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 24 May 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9491
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Robert Arthur Thoms (19 May 1826–10 Jun 1903), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9491, citing Highgate Cemetery (East), Highgate, London Borough of Camden, Greater London, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .