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Jeff Thomson      

Full name Jeffrey Robert Thomson

Born August 16, 1950, Greenacre, Sydney, New South Wales

Current age 64 years 46 days

Major teams Australia, Middlesex, New South Wales, Queensland

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast

Other Commentator

Relation Son - MW Thomson

Jeffrey Robert Thomson
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 51 73 20 679 49 12.81 0 0 68 9 20 0
ODIs 50 30 6 181 21 7.54 280 64.64 0 0 9 2 9 0
First-class 187 216 64 2065 61 13.58 0 1 61 0
List A 88 49 10 280 21 7.17 0 0 19 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 51 90 10535 5601 200 6/46 9/105 28.00 3.18 52.6 16 8 0
ODIs 50 50 2696 1942 55 4/67 4/67 35.30 4.32 49.0 1 0 0
First-class 187 33318 17864 675 7/27 26.46 3.21 49.3 28 3
List A 88 4529 3103 107 7/22 7/22 29.00 4.11 42.3 2 1 0
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v Pakistan at Melbourne, Dec 29, 1972 - Jan 3, 1973 scorecard
Last Test England v Australia at Birmingham, Aug 15-20, 1985 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Australia v England at Melbourne, Jan 1, 1975 scorecard
Last ODI England v Australia at Lord's, Jun 3, 1985 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1972-1986
List A span 1972-1986
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1/13 Aus Masters v PCA XI Wormsley 8 Sep 2009 Other T20
Profile

Jeff Thomson was one of the fastest bowlers to have played Test cricket. With an unusual slinging action, and an aggressive approach, he was a fearsome sight to batsmen. He debuted against Pakistan in 1972-73, but hampered by a broken bone in his foot (which he hid from the selectors) was ineffective. Recalled in 1974-5, and forming a partnership with Dennis Lillee, he terrorised the England tourists with consistent spells of extreme fast bowling, taking 33 wickets in the series. His action put considerable stress on his body, particularly his right shoulder, and he was rarely fit enough to reach those peaks again. He adapted his methods, relying less on pure pace, and more on an excellent cutter, and seam and swing. He was always capable of unleashing a very fast bouncer that would skid and follow the batsman from only just short of a length. He remained with the Australian side when many left to join the Packer circus in 1977, and carried their attack through two series against England and India, but left to join WSC shortly afterwards. A capable fielder, and a lower order batsman who could hit, he was frequently heard on radio commentary during the 1997 Ashes series.
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Jan 13, 2008

Rod Marsh, Dennis Lillee, Jeff Thomson and Greg Chappell

Rod Marsh, Dennis Lillee, Jeff Thomson and Greg Chappell

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Jan 13, 2008

Jeff Thomson profile, 13 January, 2008

Jeff Thomson profile

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Jul 1, 2001

England Masters v Australia Masters, Trent Bridge Nottingham 1 July 2001

Jeff Thomson, still with that wonderful action

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