Thomas Hart (sportsman)

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Thomas Hart
Personal information
Full name Thomas Mure Hart
Born (1909-03-01)1 March 1909
Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Died 16 January 2001(2001-01-16) (aged 91)
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
Role All-rounder
Domestic team information
Years Team
1933–1934  Scotland
1931–1932 Oxford University
First-class debut 20 June 1931 Oxford University v Army
Last First-class 27 July 1934 Scotland v Australia
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 12
Runs scored 318
Batting average 19.87
100s/50s 0/1
Top score 57
Balls bowled 1160
Wickets 9
Bowling average 51.66
5 wickets in innings 0
10 wickets in match 0
Best bowling 3/26
Catches/stumpings 5/0
Source: CricketArchive, 4 December 2008

Thomas Mure Hart, CMG (1 March 1909 – 16 January 2001) was a Scottish cricketer and rugby union player.[1] [2] He played twice for the Scotland national rugby union team and twice for the Scotland national cricket team as a right-handed batsman and right-arm fast-medium bowler.[3] Hart served as the Financial Secretary to Singapore between 1954 and 1959.[4]


Born in Glasgow in 1909, Hart was educated at Glasgow Academy, Strathallan School, Glasgow University and Brasenose College, Oxford.[3] In 1930, he played twice for Scotland in the Five Nations against Wales and Ireland at centre.[2] Scotland beating Wales 12–9 at Murrayfield on 1 February and losing 14–11 to Ireland at Murrayfield on 22 February.[2]

Whilst attending Oxford University, Hart played for the university cricket team, playing ten first-class matches in 1931 and 1932, gaining his blue in both years.[5] He made his debut for Scotland in 1933, playing against Ireland.[6] He played a second match against Australia the following year.[6] Both matches were first-class.[5]

Hart entered the Colonial Service in 1933 and was seconded to the Colonial Office between 1933 and 1936.[4] He joined the Malayan Civil Service in 1936.[4] Hart played two matches for the Malaya cricket team, drawing with Sir Julien Cahn's XI in 1937 and losing to the Ceylonese cricket team in 1938.[7] He also played three matches for the Federated Malay States against the Straits Settlements between 1937 and 1939.[7] During the Second World War he was captured in Malaya and served as a civilian detainee.[4]

In 1953 he was appointed Director of Commerce and Industry in Singapore and in 1954 he was appointed the Financial Secretary to Singapore.[4]


Appointed a Companion of St Michael and St George, 1957.[4]

See also[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Bath, Richard (ed.) The Scotland Rugby Miscellany (Vision Sports Publishing Ltd, 2007 ISBN 1-905326-24-6)
  • Godwin, Terry Complete Who's Who of International Rugby (Cassell, 1987, ISBN 0-7137-1838-2)


  1. ^ "Thomas Hart". ESPNcricinfo. 2010. Retrieved 3 February 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c "Thomas Hart". ESPNscrum. 2010. Retrieved 3 February 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "Thomas Hart". CricketArchive. 2010. Retrieved 3 February 2010. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f "Thomas Mure Hart". Who's Who (UK). 2013. Retrieved 10 November 2013. 
  5. ^ a b "First-class matches played by Thomas Hart". CricketArchive. 2010. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 
  6. ^ a b "Thomas Mure Hart". Cricket Europe. 2010. Retrieved 3 February 2010. 
  7. ^ a b "Other matches played by Thomas Hart". CricketArchive. 2010. Retrieved 10 November 2013.