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Dudley Owen-Thomas      

Full name Dudley Richard Owen-Thomas

Born September 20, 1948, Mombasa, Kenya

Current age 65 years 296 days

Major teams Cambridge University, Surrey

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Education King's College School, Wimbledon; Cambridge University

Dudley Richard Owen-Thomas
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 112 188 20 4891 182* 29.11 8 24 48 0
List A 73 67 13 1179 66 21.83 0 3 25 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 112 1717 798 20 3/20 39.90 2.78 85.8 0 0
List A 73 - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
First-class span 1969-1975
List A span 1970-1979
Profile

One of the stranger choices, Owen-Thomas shone as a schoolboy and then for Cambridge University, signing off with a hundred in the 1971 Varsity match and then helping Surrey to win the Championship later that summer. In 1972, his first full county season, he scored three hundreds and narrowly missed out on 1000 runs, but that was still enough to win him the Young Cricketer of the Year award. But his form fell away markedly - only one more hundred came in the next three summers and by the end of 1975, aged only 27, he had drifted out of the game.
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