Tom Sherman, Mitcham cricketer

Tom Sherman, Mitcham cricketer

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Area Mitcham
Copyright 1 London Borough of Merton
Picture Reference Mit_​TomFrancis_​Ln36
Original Format Photo
Photographer / Origin of Photo Tom Francis
Notes / History Tom was a renowned cricketer who played for Mitcham and Surrey.
Tom later umpired for the ‘Old Butler’s Cricket Club’. They played their matches on the part of Cricket Green that was opposite their headquarters; the Old Britannia public house on the Causeway.
Tom also used to create rough cricket bats out of the local willow for the young boys in the village.
He also sometimes supplied Widow Bignall with willow.

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