Thomas Attenborough

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Thomas Attenborough
Personal information
Full name Thomas Attenborough
Born (1833-07-18)18 July 1833
Ilkeston, Derbyshire, England
Died 21 January 1907(1907-01-21) (aged 73)
Ilkeston, England
Batting style Right-handed batsman
Bowling style Slow left-arm
Domestic team information
Years Team
18711874 Derbyshire
First-class debut 26 May 1871 Derbyshire v Lancashire
Last First-class 3 August 1874 Derbyshire v Lancashire
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 6
Runs scored 72
Batting average 8.00
100s/50s /
Top score 27
Balls bowled 60
Wickets 2
Bowling average 14.50
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling
Catches/stumpings 2/-
Source: [1], 10 August 2010

Thomas Attenborough (18 July 1833 – 21 January 1907) was an English cricketer who played for Derbyshire between 1871 and 1874. He was a member of the team that played Derbyshire's first match in May 1871.

Attenborough was born at Ilkeston, Derbyshire, and was a cattle dealer.

Attenborough first represented Derbyshire in the 1871 season, playing in the match that is regarded as the team's first-ever first-class game, against Lancashire, as an upper order batsman. Derbyshire won the match by an innings margin, and Lancashire's first innings of just 25 held the record for the lowest score achieved against Derbyshire in first-class cricket for 87 years.[1]

Attenborough played in the second fixture against Lancashire in 1871 and in the two Derbyshire matches, again against Lancashire in the 1872 season when he was the club's top scorer with 44 runs in the two games. Attenborough played his last two games for Derbyshire in the 1874 season against Lancashire.

Attenborough was an upper-order right-handed batsman and played nine innings in six first-class matches with an average of 8.00 and a top score of 27. He was a slow left-arm bowler and took two first-class wickets at a cost of 29 runs.[2]

Attenborough died at Ilkeston at the age of 73.


  1. ^ "Scorecard: Lancashire v Derbyshire". 26 May 1871. Retrieved 27 November 2016. 
  2. ^ Thomas Attenborough at Cricket Archive