Tom Peake

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Tom Peake
Personal information
Full name Tom Peake
Born c.1720
Chelsfield, Kent, England
Died 1767
Orpington, Kent, England
Batting style unknown hand
Bowling style unknown style (underarm)
Domestic team information
Years Team
c.1741 to c.1750 Kent
Career statistics
Source: F S Ashley-Cooper, 23 December 2009

Tom Peake (c.1720–1767) was a noted English cricketer of the mid-18th century. He is believed to have come from Chelsfield in Kent and is known to have lived there and at nearby Orpington.[1]

It is possible that he played for Dartford, which was a leading club at the time, as well as for Kent county cricket teams and All-England.[1]

Peake was first recorded as a given man playing for Addington against the London Cricket Club in 1743, a game that Addington won by an innings.[2]

The last documented mention of Peake is six years later in June 1749 when he played for Stephen Dingate's XI in a major challenge match against Robert Colchin's XI at the Artillery Ground.[2]


  1. ^ a b From Lads to Lord's – profile at the Wayback Machine (archived 10 October 2012).
  2. ^ a b Ashley-Cooper


  • F S Ashley-Cooper, At the Sign of the Wicket: Cricket 1742–1751, Cricket Magazine, 1900

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