Thomas Allsopp

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Thomas Allsopp
Personal information
Full name Thomas Charlesworth Allsopp[1]
Born (1880-12-18)18 December 1880
Leicester, England
Died 7 March 1919(1919-03-07) (aged 38)
Norwich, England
Batting style Left hand batsmen
Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox
Domestic team information
Years Team
1909–1912 Norfolk
1904 Marylebone Cricket Club
1903–1905 Leicestershire
Career statistics
Competition FC
Matches 37
Runs scored 347
Batting average 9.13
100s/50s -/-
Top score 32
Balls bowled 5129
Wickets 88
Bowling average 28.29
5 wickets in innings 4
10 wickets in match 1
Best bowling 6/85
Catches/stumpings 10/-
Source: [1], 9th August 2008

Thomas Charlesworth Allsopp (18 December 1880 – 7 March 1919) was an English first class cricketer and footballer who played First Class cricket for Leicestershire County Cricket Club and Marylebone Cricket Club.[2] His highest score of 32 came when playing for Leicestershire in the match against Hampshire County Cricket Club.[3] His best bowling of 6/85 came when playing for Leicestershire in the match against London County.[4]

He also played 27 Minor Counties Championship games for Norfolk.[5]

He also played 2 matches for Norfolk against Essex second XI team.[6]

Football career[edit]

Allsopp played as an outside left in the Football League for Leicester Fosse and in the Southern League for Brighton & Hove Albion, Luton Town and Norwich City.[7][8]

Personal life[edit]

In May 1911, Allsopp took ownership of the Hero of Redan pub in Thorpe Road, Norwich.[9] He served as a sergeant in the Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey) and the Labour Corps during the First World War.[9] After returning home from the war, he fell victim to the 1918 flu pandemic and died in Norwich on 7 March 1919.[9] He was buried with military honours in Earlham Road Cemetery, Norwich.[10][11]


  1. ^ Joyce, Michael (2012). Football League Players' Records 1888 to 1939. Nottingham: Tony Brown. p. 8. ISBN 190589161X. 
  2. ^ "First-class Batting and Fielding For Each Team by Thomas Allsopp". Cricket archive. 2008-08-09. 
  3. ^ "Leicestershire v Hampshire". Cricket archive. 2008-08-09. 
  4. ^ "London County v Leicestershire". Cricket archive. 2008-08-09. 
  5. ^ "Minor Counties Championship Matches played by Thomas Allsopp (27)". Cricket archive. 2008-08-09. 
  6. ^ "Other matches played by Thomas Allsopp (3)". Cricket archive. 2008-08-09. 
  7. ^ "Thomas Charlesworth Allsopp - Service Record - Football and the First World War". 
  8. ^ "Norwich City Player Index - Tommy Allsopp". Retrieved 2016-10-03. 
  9. ^ a b c Hutchinson, John. "Leicester Fosse And The First World War: Part 24". Retrieved 2016-10-03. 
  10. ^ James, Derek. "How an old Norwich City FC postcard reminds us of brave Tommy.". Retrieved 2016-10-03. 
  11. ^ Manchester, Reading Room. "Casualty Details". Retrieved 3 October 2016. 

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