His first-class career spanned a record-equalling 44 seasons from 1809 to 1852. He shares this record with West G Grace. He was mainly associated with Surrey and he made 27 known appearances in first-class matches from 1809 to 1852.
Sherman was a right-handed batsman (RHB) and a right arm slow underarm bowler.
He played his first four matches at the original Lord"s Cricket Ground and the next four at its present location. His career fell into a long hiatus from 1823 but after a gap of 21 years he reappeared for Manchester and took 11 for 50 against Yorkshire.
He played another five first class matches before his last appearance in 1852.