Thomas Brandon

Thomas Brandon (dates of birth and death unknown) was a noted English cricketer of the mid-18th century who played mainly for Dartford Cricket Club and Kent. He was a good batsman for Kent during the 1750s and regularly took part in single wicket contests.

Little is known of him personally except that he was a shopkeeper in Dartford who also acted as a churchwarden [David Underdown, "Start of Play", Allen Lane, 2000] .

The earliest reference to Brandon is on 6 July 1750 when he played for Kent against Surrey at Dartford Brent. Kent won by 3 wickets F S Ashley-Cooper, "At the Sign of the Wicket: Cricket 1742-1751", "Cricket" Magazine, 1900] .

In 1759, he was a member of the Dartford team that twice defeated All-England Arthur Haygarth, "Scores & Biographies, Volume 1 (1744-1826)", Lillywhite, 1862] .


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