Thomas May (cricketer)
His brother Dick May was a noted bowler, also playing for Kent at the same time.
The May brothers often played alongside each other but many scorecards of the period did not note first names or initials, so it is often impossible to distinguish one from the other in some matches. Using the data in Scores and Biographies, there were 5 matches in which a player known only as "May" took part while Dick May is specifically recorded in 8 and his brother Tom in 5. CricketArchive also has Tom May appearing in 5 matches.
Scores and Biographies has recorded an old verse about the May brothers:
Tom was for batting, Dick for bowling famed
Very little is known of their personal lives. Of Tom May, nothing is known at all.
- Haygarth, pp.3–46.
- CricketArchive – Thomas May. Retrieved on 9 January 2011.
- Haygarth, p.4.
- Arthur Haygarth, Scores & Biographies, Volume 1 (1744–1826), Lillywhite, 1862
- CricketArchive record of Richard May
- CricketArchive record of Thomas May
- From Lads to Lord's – Richard and Thomas May
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