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Shock White (dates of birth and death unknown) was a noted English cricketer of the mid-18th century who played for Middlesex. He has often been mistaken for Thomas "Daddy" White but there is no doubt at all that he was a different player altogether.<ref name=LL>From Lads to Lord's – Shock White.</ref> His first name and the source of his nickname are unknown. He lived in Brentford and was a member of the local club.

Shock White is first mentioned in the Whitehall Evening Post on Saturday, 26 September 1761. In the Chertsey v Hampton game at Laleham Burway on the following Monday, Hampton were to have Charles Sears, John Haynes and Shock White as given men.<ref name=GB18>Buckley, p.39.</ref>

Shock White has often been described as the culprit in the Monster Bat Incident 1771<ref name=RB>e.g., Bowen, p. 62.</ref> but it has been conclusively proved that the wide bat was used by his namesake Thomas White of Reigate.<ref name=LL/> Shock White was twice mentioned by the Daily Advertiser in 1773 as "Shock White of Brentford".<ref name=GB18/> Furthermore, while Shock White played at Tothill Fields for Westminster versus London on Wednesday, 18 August 1773, Thomas White was simultaneously playing for Surrey v Kent at Sevenoaks Vine.<ref name=GB18/>

There are no statistics for Shock White's career and all that is definitely known of him is that he was active between 1761 and 1773.<ref name=LL/>


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Shock White (dates of birth and death unknown) was a noted English cricketer of the mid-18th century who played for Middlesex. He has often been mistaken for Thomas "Daddy" White but there is no doubt at all that he was a different player altogether.<ref name=LL>From Lads to Lord's – Shock White.</ref> His first name and the source of his nickname are unknown. He lived in Brentford and was a member of the local club.

Shock White is first mentioned in the Whitehall Evening Post on Saturday, 26 September 1761. In the Chertsey v Hampton game at Laleham Burway on the following Monday, Hampton were to have Charles Sears, John Haynes and Shock White as given men.<ref name=GB18>Buckley, p.39.</ref>

Shock White has often been described as the culprit in the Monster Bat Incident 1771<ref name=RB>e.g., Bowen, p. 62.</ref> but it has been conclusively proved that the wide bat was used by his namesake Thomas White of Reigate.<ref name=LL/> Shock White was twice mentioned by the Daily Advertiser in 1773 as "Shock White of Brentford".<ref name=GB18/> Furthermore, while Shock White played at Tothill Fields for Westminster versus London on Wednesday, 18 August 1773, Thomas White was simultaneously playing for Surrey v Kent at Sevenoaks Vine.<ref name=GB18/>

There are no statistics for Shock White's career and all that is definitely known of him is that he was active between 1761 and 1773.<ref name=LL/>


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