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Full name Ivan Alfred Astley Thomas
Born September 25, 1991, Greenwich, Kent
Current age 22 years 307 days
Major teams Kent 2nd XI, Kent Under-17s, Leeds/Bradford MCCU
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast
|First-class debut||Surrey v Leeds/Bradford MCCU at The Oval, Mar 31-Apr 2, 2012 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Somerset v Leeds/Bradford MCCU at Taunton, Apr 7-9, 2014 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|0/38||Lds-Brd MCCU||v M.C.C.||Leeds||28 Apr 2014||Other OD|
|3/39, 5*, 0/20||Lds-Brd MCCU||v Somerset||Taunton||7 Apr 2014||FC|
|3, 1/43||Lds-Brd MCCU||v Yorkshire||Leeds||1 Apr 2014||FC|
|0*, 1/36, 8, 2/37||Lds-Brd MCCU||v Leics||Leicester||24 Apr 2013||FC|
|1/52, 10*, 0/52, 1*||Lds-Brd MCCU||v Yorkshire||Leeds||5 Apr 2013||FC|
|0/70||Kent||v Surrey||Canterbury||2 Apr 2013||Other|
|2/66, 0*, 3/36, 1||Kent 2nd XI||v Leics 2nd XI||Leicester||4 Sep 2012||Other|
|5/47, 1/64||Kent 2nd XI||v Glouc 2nd XI||Beckenham||15 Aug 2012||Other|
|-||Kent 2nd XI||v Smrst 2nd XI||Taunton||7 Aug 2012||Other|
|0/23, 9*||Kent 2nd XI||v Middx 2nd XI||Canterbury||3 Aug 2012||Other OD|
A triple stress fracture of the back at the age of 16 almost ended Ivan Thomas's dreams of becoming a professional cricketer. The 6ft 4in fast bowler missed two seasons out of three in his teens but, aged 20, was called into Kent's first team for a Championship match against Essex in 2012, taking 2 for 29 from 16 overs. He also played against the touring South Africans later that summer (dismissing JP Duminy) and looked to have a promising future, provided fitness issues did not derail him any further. Injury dogged Thomas again in 2013 but he is highly regarded in Canterbury and will hope to secure a place in the 2014 team.
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