Frank Thornton (cricketer)

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Frank Thornton
Personal information
Full name Frank Kenneis Thornton
Born (1898-10-25)25 October 1898
Leicester, Leicestershire, England
Died 8 September 1987(1987-09-08) (aged 88)
Fareham, Hampshire, England
Batting style Right-handed
Relations John Thornton (brother)
Domestic team information
Years Team
1937 Northamptonshire
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 2
Runs scored 27
Batting average 9.00
100s/50s –/–
Top score 13
Balls bowled
Wickets
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling
Catches/stumpings –/–
Source: Cricinfo, 18 November 2011

Frank Kenneis Thornton (28 October 1898 – 8 September 1987) was an English cricketer. Thornton was a right-handed batsman. He was born at Leicester, Leicestershire.

Thornton made two first-class appearances for Northamptonshire in the 1937 County Championship against Essex and Lancashire.[1] In the match against Essex at the Town Ground, Peterborough, Thornton scored 13 runs in Northamptonshire's first-innings, before being dismissed by Stan Nichols, while in their second-innings he was dismissed by the same bowler for 9 runs.[2] In the match against Lancashire at the County Ground, Northampton, he scored a single run in Northamptonshire first-innings, before being dismissed by Dick Pollard, while in their second-innings he ended not out on 4.[3]

He died at Fareham, Hampshire on 8 September 1987. His brother John was also a first-class cricketer.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "First-Class Matches played by Frank Thornton". CricketArchive. Retrieved 18 November 2011. 
  2. ^ "Northamptonshire v Essex, 1937 County Championship". CricketArchive. Retrieved 18 November 2011. 
  3. ^ "Northamptonshire v Lancashire, 1937 County Championship". CricketArchive. Retrieved 18 November 2011. 

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