Tom Adams (cricketer)

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Tom Robert Adams
Personal information
Full name Thomas Robert Adams
Born (1810-05-02)2 May 1810
Gravesend, Kent, England
Died 20 January 1894(1894-01-20) (aged 83)
Gravesend, Kent, England
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Roundarm medium
Domestic team information
Years Team
1851 Manchester
1848 Hampshire
1838–56 Marylebone Cricket Club
1836–58 Kent
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 157
Runs scored 3,435
Batting average 12.31
100s/50s 0/9
Top score 78
Balls bowled 1,862*[A]
Wickets 152
Bowling average 12.90*
5 wickets in innings 5
10 wickets in match 1
Best bowling 7/?
Catches/stumpings 144/–
Source: Cricinfo, 10 May 2010

Thomas Miles Adams (2 May 1808 – 20 January 1894) was an English cricketer in the mid-19th century. He was a member of the great Kent county cricket teams of the 1840s and played for both MCC and the All-England Eleven. He was a right-handed batsman who bowled medium pace roundarm style.

Adams was born in Gravesend in Kent. He made his debut in the 1836 season and is known to have made 157 appearances in matches which were later given first-class cricket status from 1836 to 1858. He played for Kent both before the first official county club was formed in 1842 and afterwards for Kent County Cricket Club. He stood as umpire in 20 top-class matches from 1852 to 1865.


  1. ^ Due to incomplete scorecards from the mid-19th century, the number of balls bowled and bowling average are approximate


  • Arthur Haygarth, Scores & Biographies, Volume 2 (1827-1840), Lillywhite, 1862
  • Arthur Haygarth, Scores & Biographies, Volumes 3-9 (1841-1866), Lillywhite, 1862–1867

External links[edit]

Tom Adams at ESPNcricinfo