James Thornton (cricketer)

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James Thornton
Personal information
Full name James Richard Thornton
Born (1861-01-11)11 January 1861
Horsham, Sussex, England
Died 1 March 1916(1916-03-01) (aged 55)
Burgess Hill, Sussex, England
Batting Right-handed
Bowling Right-arm fast
Domestic team information
Years Team
1880–1883 Sussex
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 3
Runs scored 73
Batting average 14.60
100s/50s –/–
Top score 29
Balls bowled 68
Wickets 1
Bowling average 42.00
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling 1/30
Catches/stumpings 2/–
Source: Cricinfo, 17 June 2012

James Richard Thornton (11 January 1861 – 1 March 1916) was an English cricketer. Thornton was a right-handed batsman who bowled right-arm fast. He was born at Horsham, Sussex.

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.[1] In his three matches, he scored 73 runs at an average of 14.60, with a high score of 29.[2] With the ball, he took a single wicket,[3] that of Hampshire's Russell Bencraft.[4]

He died at Burgess Hill, Sussex, on 1 March 1916.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "First-Class Matches played by James Thornton". CricketArchive. Retrieved 17 June 2012. 
  2. ^ "First-class Batting and Fielding For Each Team by James Thornton". CricketArchive. Retrieved 17 June 2012. 
  3. ^ "First-class Bowling For Each Team by James Thornton". CricketArchive. Retrieved 17 June 2012. 
  4. ^ "Sussex v Hampshire, 1881". CricketArchive. Retrieved 17 June 2012. 

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