James Thornton (cricketer)
|Full name||James Richard Thornton|
11 January 1861|
Horsham, Sussex, England
|Died||1 March 1916
Burgess Hill, Sussex, England
|Domestic team information|
Source: Cricinfo, 17 June 2012
Thornton made three first-class appearances for Sussex. He made his debut against the touring Australians in 1880 at the County Ground, Hove, while the following season he made a second appearance against Hampshire at the same ground. His third appearance came in 1883 against the Marylebone Cricket Club at Lord's. In his three matches, he scored 73 runs at an average of 14.60, with a high score of 29. With the ball, he took a single wicket, that of Hampshire's Russell Bencraft.
He died at Burgess Hill, Sussex, on 1 March 1916.
- "First-Class Matches played by James Thornton". CricketArchive. Retrieved 17 June 2012.
- "First-class Batting and Fielding For Each Team by James Thornton". CricketArchive. Retrieved 17 June 2012.
- "First-class Bowling For Each Team by James Thornton". CricketArchive. Retrieved 17 June 2012.
- "Sussex v Hampshire, 1881". CricketArchive. Retrieved 17 June 2012.