A useful batsman and a great servant of the game in his native Kent, Amherst made 34 known first-class appearances from his debut in 1783 until 1795, often leading his own team. He employed the famous bowler Thomas Boxall, whose career began in 1789. Amherst set up an indoor bowling area in a barn so that he and Boxall could practice during the winter.
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