- Thomas Walker (cricketer)
Tom Walker (
16 November, 1762– 1 March, 1831) was an English cricketer who played for the Hambledon Cluband for Surrey.
Walker was born in Churt, near Frensham,
Surrey. Known as "Old Everlasting", Walker was one of the greatest batsmen of the late 18th century and was also a very useful bowler who is believed to have been the originator of the roundarm bowlingstyle. He failed to get the new style accepted during his career although he sowed the seeds of a bowling revolution that took place a generation later.
Walker was noted for his outstanding defensive play and was notoriously difficult to dismiss. On one occasion the frustrated bowler
Lord Frederick Beauclerkis reported to have thrown down his hat and shouted: "You confounded old beast!" at Walker whose laconic response to his team mates afterwards was: "I don't care what he says" (see GDC, p.125).
David Frith, on another occasion he faced 170 deliveries from David Harris and scored one run.
In a match at
Bishopsbourne Paddockon 8-12 August 1796, playing for White Conduit Clubversus Kent, Walker came very close to scoring two centuries in the match and would have been the first known achiever of this feat if he had scored five more in his first innings. He made 95* and 102. White Conduit won the game by 164 runs.
His brothers Harry, who was a very good player, and John, an occasional player, also represented Surrey.
Walker died in
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