Tom Abel (cricketer)

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Tom Abel
Cricket information
Batting style Right hand batsmen
Bowling style Right arm off break
International information
National side
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 44
Runs scored 1045
Batting average 15.83
100s/50s 1/2
Top score 107
Balls bowled 1779
Wickets 31
Bowling average 31.48
5 wickets in innings 0
10 wickets in match 0
Best bowling 3/30
Catches/stumpings 18/-
Source: [1]

Thomas Ernest Abel (10 September 1890 – 23 January 1937) was a first class cricketer. He was born in Kennington, London and died in Lambeth. A right-handed batsman and off break bowler, he played for Surrey in 1919 and 1920 and, after failing to establish himself in the side, moved to Glamorgan for whom he played from 1922 to 1925. He qualified for Glamorgan by playing league cricket for Port Talbot and Maesteg Town and made his debut for his adopted county against a Combined Oxford and Cambridge XI at the Arms Park.

He played 44 first class matches in all, for a modest batting average of 15.83, but he did score one first class century, a knock of 107 against Leicestershire at Swansea. His best bowling, 3 for 30, came in a game against the Australian Imperial Forces.

He was the son of Bobby Abel, the Surrey and England cricketer and the brother of Billy Abel who played for Surrey between 1909 and 1926.