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
|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|
|First-class span||1951 - 1966|
|List A span||1963 - 1963|
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.
Stats highlights from the fourth day in Ranchi, where Cheteshwar Pujara batted for ages and the Australians toiled like they haven't had to in many years
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