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Tommy Greenhough      

Full name Thomas Greenhough

Born November 9, 1931, Cronkey Shaw, Rochdale, Lancashire

Died September 15, 2009 (aged 77 years 310 days)

Major teams England, Lancashire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak googly

Thomas Greenhough
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 4 4 1 4 2 1.33 0 0 0 0 1 0
First-class 255 313 85 1913 76* 8.39 0 1 84 0
List A 1 1 1 0 0* - 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 4 8 1129 357 16 5/35 7/66 22.31 1.89 70.5 0 1 0
First-class 255 42176 16802 751 7/56 22.37 2.39 56.1 34 5
List A 1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut England v India at Nottingham, Jun 4-8, 1959 scorecard
Last Test England v South Africa at The Oval, Aug 18-23, 1960 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1951-1966
List A span 1963-1963
Profile

Tommy Greenhough had the misfortune to be a legspinner with a decent googly in an era when the art was increasingly considered unfashionable. He extracted considerable turn, all coming at the end of a lengthy approach, and twice took 100 wickets in a season. His four Tests, all played at home, came relatively early - three against India in 1959 and one the following summer against South Africa. In his second Test, at Lord's, he took 5 for 35 in India's first innings, and in all his 16 wickets cost only 22.31. But defensive finger-spinners were the vogue, and that, and his poor batting, meant he was considered a luxury. His claims were not helped by finger injuries.
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Aug 13, 1959

Tommy Greenhough at The Oval after his Test appearance against India where he took five wickets, August 13, 1959

Tommy Greenhough at The Oval

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Country Fixtures Country Results
Derbyshire v Worcs at Derby - Aug 31-Sep 3
Derbyshire 356 & 145/2 Worcs 385
Durham v Notts at Chester-le-Street - Aug 31-Sep 3
Durham 253 & 309 Notts 188 & 197/4
Hampshire v Leics at Southampton - Aug 31-Sep 3
Leics 303 Hampshire 497/8
Kent v Glamorgan at Canterbury - Aug 31-Sep 3
Glamorgan 329 & 150/3 Kent 387
Lancashire v Yorkshire at Manchester - Aug 31-Sep 3
Lancashire 278 & 144/2 Yorkshire 610/6d
Middlesex v Warwickshire at Lord's - Aug 31-Sep 3
Warwickshire 362/8d Middlesex 310/6
Somerset v Northants at Taunton - Aug 31-Sep 3
Somerset 314 & 38/0 Northants 448/9d
Surrey v NZ A at The Oval - Aug 31-Sep 2
Match drawn
4th ODI: England v India at Birmingham - Sep 2
India won by 9 wickets (with 117 balls remaining)
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