Full name Derryth Lynne Thomas
Born September 29, 1939, Llanelli, Glamorgan, Wales
Current age 77 years 297 days
Major teams England Women, Glamorgan Women, Western Counties Women
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
|Test debut||England Women v New Zealand Women at Birmingham, Jul 9-12, 1966 scorecard|
|Last Test||England Women v Australia Women at The Oval, Jul 24-27, 1976 scorecard|
|ODI debut||England Women v International XI Women at Hove, Jun 23, 1973 scorecard|
|Last ODI||India Women v International XI Women at Christchurch, Feb 6, 1982 scorecard|
Lynne Thomas was made a full MCC member in August 2008, shortly after her 25-year record for an opening stand for England with Enid Bakewell was broken. Caroline Atkins and Sarah Taylor broke the record against South Africa which had been made a quarter of a century earlier at Hove against an International XI during the women's World Cup in 1973. Thomas also made history during that World Cup, along with all of the other featured players, as it was the first cricket tournament of its kind, predating the men's by two years.
Cricinfo staff August 2008
Is the Universe Boss ready to hang up his boots? Not quite - poor year or not
Also, what is the record for the number of sixes hit in a T20 match?