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Alec Thompson      

Full name Alexander William Thompson

Born April 17, 1916, Toxteth Park, Liverpool, Lancashire

Died January 13, 2001, Illinois, United States of America (aged 84 years 271 days)

Major teams Marylebone Cricket Club, Middlesex, Middlesex and Essex

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Alexander William Thompson
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 202 329 30 7915 158 26.47 5 48 68 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 202 1472 831 12 2/35 69.25 3.38 122.6 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1939-1955
Profile

A right-hand middle-order batsman who played a handful of matches before World War Two, Alec Thompson was a regular in the dominant Middlesex side of the late 1940s but his contributions were almost always overshadowed by the feats of his more illustrious team-mates, notably Denis Compton and Bill Edrich. His maiden hundred came against Surrey in 1946 - ironically when the stars had failed - and helped Middlesex to a four-wicket win when set 319. He had to wait another six seasons and 114 matches before a second hundred came - a third followed within three weeks in his second match as a makeshift opener. In that summer of 1952 he scored 1000 runs for the second time, and in 1953 he made 1245 runs at 31.92, his best return. In 1955 he was awarded a joint benefit but his form fell away markedly and he left the county at the end of the season. He umpired in two first-class matches at Lord's in 1957.

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May 27, 1948

Alec Thompson

Alec Thompson

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1947

Middlesex's 1947 Championship-winning side.  <I>Back</I> PI Bedford, AW Thompson, LH Gray, LH Compton,  JDB Robertson, SM Brown, JA Young. <I>Front</I>  WJ Edrich, FG Mann, RWV Robins (capt), JM Sims, DCS Compton.

Middlesex's 1947 Championship-winning side

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