Francis Moore, a wicketkeeper, played for Nottinghamshire v Surrey at The Oval in June 1862.
It was the first time that Moore had visited London and Richard Daft relates how worried Moore was by the experience. In the course of the match in question Moore left The Oval at the lunch interval for a meal and couldn’t be found when play resumed.
Daft located him still eating his meal in a restaurant and saying he thought there was an hour’s interval. He was employed as a professional with the Nottm Bank Club in the 1860s and in the 1870s with the Mapperley Park Club. During the winter months he acted as a general dogsbody to Nottm Forest Football Club.
Moore was born in Nottingham on July 18, 1827 and died in the town on January 14, 1900. He generally resided in Sneinton.