Ian Thomson      

Full name Norman Ian Thomson

Born January 23, 1929, Palfrey, Walsall, Staffordshire

Current age 87 years 189 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.
Martin Williamson

Country Fixtures Country Results
Worcs v Pakistanis at Worcester - Jul 29-30
Pakistanis 261/3d Worcs 30/0 (11 ov)
South Group: Gloucs v Middlesex at Bristol - Jul 29
Gloucs won by 4 wickets (with 3 balls remaining)
South Group: Hampshire v Somerset at Southampton - Jul 29
Hampshire won by 83 runs
North Group: Lancashire v Warwickshire at Manchester - Jul 29
Lancashire won by 30 runs
North Group: Northants v Yorkshire at Northampton - Jul 29
Yorkshire won by 14 runs
North Group: Notts v Leics at Nottingham - Jul 29
Notts won by 8 wickets (with 21 balls remaining) (D/L method)
South Group: Surrey v Kent at The Oval - Jul 29
Surrey won by 37 runs
South Group: Somerset v Sussex at Taunton
Jul 30, 2016 (11:00 local | 10:00 GMT | 06:00 EDT | 05:00 CDT | 03:00 PDT)
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