|Full name||Thomas Humphrey|
16 January 1839|
Mitcham, Surrey, England
|Died||3 September 1878
Brookwood Hospital, Surrey, England
|Batting style||Right-hand bat|
|Bowling style||Round arm right-arm slow|
|Domestic team information|
|First-class debut||12 June 1862 Surrey v Nottinghamshire|
|Last First-class||28 May 1874 Surrey v Cambridge University|
|Source: Cricket Archive, 6 June 2009|
Thomas Humphrey (16 January 1839 – 3 September 1878) was an English cricketer who played first-class cricket for Surrey between 1862 and 1874. He was a right-hand batsman and a round arm right-armed slow bowler, and featured as an all-rounder for Surrey with four centuries and 116 wickets (though his batting was more significant than his bowling). He was a member of the Surrey side that was generally reckoned as Champion County for 1864. His best season with the bat was 1865, when he reached one thousand runs for the only time: 1223 at 29.82.
After 1873, he played in only four more first-class matches: one final match for Surrey in 1874, two for the South against the North in 1875, and lastly for United South of England Eleven v United North of England Eleven in a match that began on 13 July 1876. According to David Lemmon, with Harry Jupp he formed the first great opening partnership for Surrey, one which caused "a sensation" with "their bright and attractive cricket, their long partnerships, by their speed between the wickets." He was known as the Pocket Hercules, because although short he could hit powerfully. He was particularly strong on the off-side, and appeared to have plenty of time to play his shots.
He umpired in a number of first-class matches between 1872 and 1877, including some Gentlemen v Players and North v South matches. In 1876, a benefit year at Surrey brought him £300, however he died two years later from congestion of the lungs in Brookwood Asylum. His brothers, William, Richard and John also played English first class cricket.
- "Player Profile: Thomas Humphrey". Cricket Archive. Retrieved 2009-06-06.
- "First-class Batting and Fielding in Each Season by Thomas Humphrey". Cricket Archive. Retrieved 2009-06-06.
- "First-Class Matches played by Thomas Humphrey". Cricket Archive. Retrieved 2009-06-06.
- Lemmon, David (1989). The History of Surrey County Cricket Club. Christopher Helm. p. 34. ISBN 0-7470-2010-8.
- Sissons, Ric (1988). The Players. Pluto Press Australia. pp. 148–149. ISBN 0-949138-20-7.
- "First-class Matches umpired by Thomas Humphrey". Cricket Archive. Retrieved 2009-06-06.