Tom Silvester profile

  • Tom "'The Cat'" Silvester
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  • Unique, at least to us. He bowls left-handed but bats right handed. We've had ambidextrous players in the pas, and Matt Mears (bowls with right, bats with left) is also among our number, but I cannot recall one who has done things this way round. It's hard for us non-ambidextrous souls to comprehend, but my research reveals that most of this clan bowl right-handed but bat with left. Jimmy Anderson, Richard Hadlee and Graham Dilley spring to mind. Some are real show-offs. Brian Close, apparently, could bat right or left handed and played golf either way off 7. Anyway, Tom attended Colchester Grammar and so one day we will have to sit him down with Tim Lornie (goes to KEGS) and establish  which of these fine schools in the superior. Not sure if Tom, who now works for the Bank of London, will write his answers using his right or left hand. Perhaps he switches when getting tired. Both his names have cat connertations - think Tom & Jerry (haven't seen that on the box for a while - probably not PC these days) and Silvester the cat. Oh and one final thing, a third of the world's best fencers are left-handed. So, Tom, if you ever have a go at this sport, grab the foil in the your left hand. Big advantage, apparently. Smashing attitude on the cricket pitch and ambitious: he tells me he wants to cycle from Lands End to John O'Groats and swim the channel. Not on the same day.
  • Awards

    Duck Trophy - 2012, Duck Trophy - 2016, Fielder of Year 1st XI - 2013, Fielder of Year 1st XI - 2014

Performance Details

Batting and fielding history
SeasonTeamMatchesInningsNORunsHSAverage4s6s100s50sCatchesStumpings
 Total 1961562617779013.671291009600
Season: 2021
 All teams121223079030.702720340
Season: 2019
 All teams17931115118.501200190
Season: 2018
 All teams1810253166.63400040
Season: 2017
 All teams171511465010.431100130
Season: 2016
 All teams181751804815.002410070
Season: 2015
 All teams201951745112.431130180
Season: 2014/2015 Indoor
 All teams330441.33000000
Season: 2014
 All teams171111252012.501020030
Season: 2013
 All teams252052796718.601920270
Season: 2012
 All teams28202150518.331100170
Season: 2011
 All teams212002484112.40000080

Bowling history
SeasonMatchesOversMaidensRunsWicketsBest Bowling5WAverageEconomy
Total171705.17833851505 - 25322.574.80
20211180.010284134 - 12021.853.55
20191375.416287203 - 17014.353.79
201818122.017481223 - 25021.863.94
20171797.08480133 - 17036.924.95
20161890.211475295 - 25216.385.26
20152091.46553164 - 22034.566.03
2014/2015 Indoor37.007621 - 25038.0010.86
20141867.24371195 - 42119.535.51
20132547.0426272 - 56037.435.57
20122827.1211692 - 2012.894.27