Sunday, July 16, 2006

Thomas Tapling's only first class match

On Test Match Special this morning a website called Cricket Archive was mentioned.

Using it I have been able to find the scorecard for Thomas Tapling's only first-class match: Cambridge University vs MCC at Fenners, 31 May, 1-2 June 1886.

As he scored only 5 and 0 in his two innings and did not bowl, you can see why he is better remembered as a stamp collector.

Thus Tapling's life disproves the common belief that philately gets you nowhere.

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