Born on 14 June 1848 in Bingham, Thomas Brown was a fine forcing right-hand batsman and a right-arm medium pacer. His first recorded professional engagement was for Oldham, in Lancashire, from 1868 to 1876. He was selected to play for Notts XXII Colts, but could not play. In May 1880 he played for the XXII Colts of England v MCC at Lord’s, being praised on this occasion for his batting. He followed this match by playing for Notts Colts versus Yorkshire Colts and returned figures of 5-16. His four First-Class matches with Nottinghamshire were all in 1881 during the players strike. He made his debut on 2 and 3 June 1881 versus Lancashire at Old Trafford. His highest score was 74 against Surrey at Trent Bridge. He scored 118 First-Class runs @16.85 and bowled 0-42.
He died on 2 July 1919 in Netherfield at the age of 71 years.
He was not related to John Brown (born 1862) also from Bingham who played three First-Class games for Notts in 1888.
Nottinghamshire First-Class Number: 171