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Ian Thomson      

Full name Norman Ian Thomson

Born January 23, 1929, Palfrey, Walsall, Staffordshire

Current age 87 years 215 days

Major teams England, Sussex

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 5 4 1 69 39 23.00 0 0 9 0 3 0
First-class 425 583 100 7120 77 14.74 0 13 135 0
List A 34 19 6 124 31 9.53 0 0 4 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 5 10 1488 568 9 2/55 3/120 63.11 2.29 165.3 0 0 0
First-class 425 88662 32867 1597 10/49 20.58 2.22 55.5 73 8
List A 34 1926 1150 57 4/23 4/23 20.17 3.58 33.7 3 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut South Africa v England at Durban, Dec 4-8, 1964 scorecard
Last Test South Africa v England at Port Elizabeth, Feb 12-17, 1965 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1952 - 1972
List A span 1963 - 1972
Profile

Ian Thomson was a trusty medium-fast seamer who surpassed 100 wickets in a season 12 times for Sussex. He had to wait until late in his career for international recognition - although he had been called into England's squad in Pakistan in 1954-55, a decade before the first of his five Tests, all of which were played in South Africa in 1964-65. He was an archetypal English seamer, tall (6'1") and able to get alarming bounce as well as to bring the ball in sharply on green or damp tracks - it was hardly surprising he struggled in the five Tests, taking nine wickets at 63.11. But on his day in England he was devastating, as witnessed at Lord's in 1964 when his inswingers took 4 for 23 to help win the second Gillette Cup final - a performance which cemented his tour place. He retired in 1965 but reappeared for two outings in 1972.
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Country Fixtures Country Results
Durham v Warwickshire at Chester-le-Street - Aug 23-26
Durham 207 Warwickshire 344/7 (116 ov)
Glamorgan v Sussex at Cardiff - Aug 23-26
Glamorgan 252 & 149/2 (45.3 ov) Sussex 283
Gloucs v Kent at Bristol - Aug 23-26
Gloucs 221 Kent 475/5 (109 ov)
Leics v Essex at Leicester - Aug 23-26
Leics 238 & 95/3 (23.2 ov) Essex 423
Somerset v Hampshire at Taunton - Aug 23-26
Hampshire 338 Somerset 372/7 (103 ov)
Surrey v Lancashire at The Oval - Aug 23-26
Lancashire 287 & 82/1 (19.4 ov) Surrey 480
Worcs v Northants at Worcester - Aug 23-26
Northants 551 Worcs 183/2 (52.5 ov)
Yorkshire v Notts at Scarborough - Aug 23-26
Yorkshire 282 & 263/4d Notts 94 & 61/3 (23 ov, target 452)
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