A photograph of Tom Holmes from the Leicester Mercury newspaper – Image Credit: Glamorgan Cricket Archives
Tom Holmes, a young medical student, played in one match for Glamorgan, as a late substitute, away to Monmouthshire in 1894, scoring 4 and 0.
Educated at Oakham School, Thomas was the only son of the Chief Constable of Leicestershire and played initially for Melton Mowbray CC before impressing for the Cardiff University side whilst starting his medical studies at university in South Wales. At the end of the 1894 season he continued his medical training at Caius College, Cambridge before finishing his studies at Guy’s Hospital in London.
Tom subsequently served as House Surgeon at Guy’s Hospital, before becoming Assistant Physician and Pathologist at Bristol Royal Hospital for Sick Children. During the Great War he served as a Major in the Royal Army Medical Corps before returning to the East Midlands to run a medical practice in Leicester. In 1923 he was appointed Medical Officer for Nottinghamshire, but sadly passed away in Nottingham on Christmas Eve, 1928.
HOLMES, Thomas Edward.
Born – Wyggeston, Leicester, 26 November 1875.
Died – Nottingham, 24 December 1928.
Batting and Fielding Record
Minor County Friendly – 4 v Monmouthshire at Rodney Parade, Newport, 1894.