Tom Sherman, Mitcham cricketer
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|Copyright 1||London Borough of Merton|
|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.