Full name Patterson Ian Chesterfield Thompson
Born September 26, 1971, Pine Garden, St Michael, Barbados
Current age 45 years 121 days
Major teams West Indies, Barbados
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
|Test debut||West Indies v New Zealand at Bridgetown, Apr 19-23, 1996 scorecard|
|Last Test||Australia v West Indies at Adelaide, Jan 25-28, 1997 scorecard|
|ODI debut||Pakistan v West Indies at Perth, Jan 10, 1997 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Pakistan v West Indies at Sydney, Jan 14, 1997 scorecard|
|First-class span||1994/95 - 1998/99|
|List A span||1996/97 - 1998/99|
When he made his Test debut for the West Indies against New Zealand in Barbados in 1995-96, Patterson Thompson had a shocker. Making Devon Malcolm look like a metronome, he bowled 22 no-balls and returned match figures of 22-1-135-4 - which flattered him. He played just one more Test, in Australia the following winter, and that was that. His Test strike rate, 45.6, would do anyone proud but his economy rate, 5.65, would make even a joke bowler blush.
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