Tom Francis in cricketing pose
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|Partial / Incomplete Date||c.1890|
|Copyright 1||London Borough of Merton|
|Notes / History||Shopkeeper, photographer and local historian, Tom was a keen cricketer and supported Mitcham Cricket Club throughout his life.
During the 1890s he took part in several matches between Upper and Lower Mitcham, whose teams were comprised of local shopkeepers and tradesmen.
He also joined the Mitcham Wednesday XI, a team that was particularly active during the interwar period.