Tom Lockyer green plaque in Croydon

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Tom Lockyer 1826-1869 Surrey and England cricketer, premier wicket keeper. Former landlord of this pub

Thomas "Tom" Lockyer (1 November 1826 in Croydon, Surrey – 22 December 1869 in Croydon) was a famous English cricketer during the game's roundarm era. He was one of the outstanding wicket-keepers of the 19th century.Lockyer was a right-handed batsman. As well as keeping wicket, he also bowled right-arm fast-medium, roundarm, particularly in his final years with Surrey. His first-class career spanned the 1849 to 1866 seasons. He took 301 catches in 223 matches and made 123 stumpings. He took 119 wickets @ 19.73 with a best analysis of 6/33. He had 10 5wI and 1 10wM. He scored 4917 runs @ 15.86 with a highest score of 108*, which was his only century. At the end of the 1859 English cricket season, Lockyer was one of the 12 players who took part in cricket's first-ever overseas tour when an England cricket team led by George Parr visited North America.

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