Thomas Sheppard (cricketer)

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Thomas Sheppard
Personal information
Full nameThomas Winter Sheppard
Born(1873-03-04)4 March 1873
Havant, Hampshire, England
Died7 June 1954(1954-06-07) (aged 81)
Callander, Perthshire, Scotland
BattingRight-handed
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
1909Worcestershire
1905Hampshire
Career statistics
Competition FC
Matches 2
Runs scored 53
Batting average 17.66
100s/50s 0/0
Top score 22
Balls bowled 0
Wickets -
Bowling average -
5 wickets in innings -
10 wickets in match -
Best bowling -
Catches/stumpings 0/–
Source: [1], 9 September 2007

Thomas Winter Sheppard (4 March 1873 – 7 June 1954) was an English first-class cricketer in the early twentieth century. He made only two first-class appearances, one for each of Hampshire and Worcestershire.

Military career[edit]

Shepard joined the Liverpool Regiment as Second lieutenant on 25 February 1893. He was promoted to lieutenant on 20 September 1895 and to captain on 21 March 1900, when he left for South Africa to serve in the Second Boer War. He served with Mounted infantry from March 1900[1] until 1902, returning home after the end of the war in June that year.[2] After his returned he was transferred to the 12th Provisional Battalion.

Cricket[edit]

His debut came for Hampshire against Yorkshire at Hull in August 1905; he scored 17 in a match in which play was possible on only one of the three scheduled days.[3] Nearly four years later, in June 1909, Sheppard turned out for Worcestershire against Oxford University at The University Parks; here he made 22 and 14.[4]

He changed his name to Thomas Winter Sheppard-Graham in 1919. He was the great-uncle of England Test batsman and Church of England bishop David Sheppard.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The War - Appointments". The Times (36073). London. 23 February 1900. p. 7.
  2. ^ "The Army in South Africa - Troops returning home". The Times (36790). London. 10 June 1902. p. 14.
  3. ^ "Yorkshire v Hampshire in 1905". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2007-09-09.
  4. ^ "Oxford University v Worcestershire in 1909". CricketArchive. Retrieved 2007-09-09.

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