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 Gloucs at Derby - May 31-Jun 3
Gloucs 329 Derbyshire 77/2
Essex v Leics at Chelmsford - May 31-Jun 3
Essex 166 & 276 Leics 280 & 55/0
Glamorgan v Northants at Cardiff - May 31-Jun 3
Glamorgan 371 Northants 157 & 163/4 (f/o)
Hampshire v Worcs at Southampton - May 31-Jun 3
Hampshire 222 & 1/0 Worcs 403/5d
Middlesex v Warwickshire at Lord's - May 31-Jun 3
Warwickshire 342 & 58/2 Middlesex 260
Surrey v Lancashire at The Oval - May 31-Jun 3
Surrey 448 Lancashire 342/8
Notts v Sussex at Nottingham - Jun 1-4
Notts 255 & 228/7 Sussex 189
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