Daniel Hayward (1832-1910) and Tom Hayward (1871-1939), father and son, were famous cricketers, as was Daniel’s father (1808-52) Daniel and brother Thomas (1835-76) (neither buried in Mill Road Cemetery).

Thomas Hayward and Robert Carpenter
Thomas Hayward and Robert Carpenter

Thomas Walter (‘Tom’) Hayward

Tom Hayward was born 29 March 1871 at 55 Regent Street, Cambridge, son of Daniel and Emma Hayward. He was the fifth of six children (four boys, two girls). The product of a professional cricketing family, he played initially for Cambridge YMCA and Cambridgeshire, before signing for Surrey in 1891.

It is as a right-handed batsman that he is principally famous, playing first-class cricket for Surrey between 1893 and 1914, scoring 43,551 runs, including 104 centuries, taking 480 wickets (as a medium-pace off-break bowler) and 462 catches; and playing for England in 35 test matches—including tours of Australia and South Africa—and scoring 1,999 runs, including 3 centuries, and taking 14 wickets and 19 catches. — For further details of his career, see the download ‘Tom Hayward Death Notice’.

Tom Hayward death notice

He held many records, including his total of 3,518 runs in the 1906 season—a record broken only in 1947 by Denis Compton and Bill Edrich. It was Hayward who encouraged the great Jack Hobbs to turn professional and acted as a mentor; between them they made many big opening partnerships. After retirement from first-class cricket, he served as a coach for Oxford University Cricket Club, eventually returning to Cambridge as groundsman and coach at Fenner’s, living at 6 Glisson Road.

He was married later in life in 1914, to Matilda Emma Mitchell. The couple had no children. He died of lung cancer on 19 July 1939, his wife surviving him. For a description of his funeral in Mill Road Cemetery and tribute to him, see the downloads ‘Tom Hayward Funeral’ and Tom Hayward Match Tribute’.

Tom Hayward Funeral

Tom Hayward Match Tribute

Hayward graves
Hayward monuments



Lat Lon : 52.202808, 0.13633936 – click here for location

Parish : St Andrew the Great

See family grave page for more information






The Complete Who’s Who of Test Cricketers, ed. C. Martin-Jenkins (1980)
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography [online]
Cambridge Daily News
personal communications from Alun Roberts

By Ian Bent

Tom Hayward