Ian Thomson      

Full name Norman Ian Thomson

Born January 23, 1929, Palfrey, Walsall, Staffordshire

Current age 85 years 83 days

Major teams England, Sussex

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 5 4 1 69 39 23.00 0 0 9 0 3 0
First-class 425 583 100 7120 77 14.74 0 13 135 0
List A 34 19 6 124 31 9.53 0 0 4 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 5 10 1488 568 9 2/55 3/120 63.11 2.29 165.3 0 0 0
First-class 425 88662 32867 1597 10/49 20.58 2.22 55.5 73 8
List A 34 1926 1150 57 4/23 4/23 20.17 3.58 33.7 3 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut South Africa v England at Durban, Dec 4-8, 1964 scorecard
Last Test South Africa v England at Port Elizabeth, Feb 12-17, 1965 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1952-1972
List A span 1963-1972
Profile

Ian Thomson was a trusty medium-fast seamer who surpassed 100 wickets in a season 12 times for Sussex. He had to wait until late in his career for international recognition - although he had been called into England's squad in Pakistan in 1954-55, a decade before the first of his five Tests, all of which were played in South Africa in 1964-65. He was an archetypal English seamer, tall (6'1") and able to get alarming bounce as well as to bring the ball in sharply on green or damp tracks - it was hardly surprising he struggled in the five Tests, taking nine wickets at 63.11. But on his day in England he was devastating, as witnessed at Lord's in 1964 when his inswingers took 4 for 23 to help win the second Gillette Cup final - a performance which cemented his tour place. He retired in 1965 but reappeared for two outings in 1972.
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Country Fixtures Country Results
Essex v Derbyshire at Chelmsford - Apr 13-16
Essex 94 & 425 Derbyshire 154 & 167/5
Gloucs v Hampshire at Bristol - Apr 13-16
Gloucs 304 & 308/9 Hampshire 422
Middlesex v Notts at Lord's - Apr 13-16
Notts 326 & 184/5 Middlesex 439/9d
Northants v Durham at Northampton - Apr 13-16
Durham 452 & 178/5 Northants 378
Somerset v Yorkshire at Taunton - Apr 13-16
Yorkshire 450 Somerset 530/9
Warwickshire v Sussex at Birmingham - Apr 13-16
Warwickshire 87 & 471 Sussex 229 & 273/2
Worcs v Kent at Worcester - Apr 13-16
Worcs 224 & 270 Kent 229 & 51/3
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