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Thomas Blatherwick Redgate

Thomas Blatherwick Redgate, yet another solicitor, was born in Calverton in 1809.

His local cricket career was a long one – 1828 to 1865, but from 1854 he played in the Newark area, having moved to Scarthing Moor, Weston and having a legal practice in Tuxford – though ‘he relieves the monotony of his legal pursuits by the indulgence of a little farming’.

His estate was some 60 acres and employed seven men and four boys. Both his county matches were in 1840. He died in 1874.

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