Matches (28)
WI v ENG (1)
SA v BAN (W) (1)
IND v AUS (1)
Abu Dhabi T10 (3)
Legends League (1)
IND v ENG (W-A) (1)
Hazare Trophy (18)
WI v IRE (EME) (1)
NZ v PAK (W) (1)

Full Name

Frank Holmes Tyson


June 06, 1930, Farnworth, Lancashire


September 27, 2015, Queensland, (aged 85y 113d)

Also Known As

Typhoon Tyson

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Fast


Coach, Commentator

In terms of raw, unbridled pace, few bowlers in history can match England's Frank Tyson. Richie Benaud rated him the quickest he's ever seen. In 17 Tests, Tyson took 76 wickets at an average of 18. This was no brainless quickie, however - Tyson was a Durham University graduate, and had a penchant for quoting Shakespeare or Wordsworth to batsmen. Most famously, Tyson blew away Australia as England retained the Ashes in 1954-55. After starting off with 1 for 160 in defeat at Brisbane, he shortened his run and took 10 wickets at Sydney and nine more at Melbourne, when he took 7 for 27 in the second innings and frightened the life out of the Aussies. There can have been few faster spells in history than Tyson's in that innings. He skittled the opposition, and bowling downwind off a shorter run, was literally as fast as a typhoon. Injury plagued his career, though, and although he was tall and strong, he reached for the crease with his final stride and his action wasn't fluid, and he was finished by the time he was 30. He subsequently emigrated to Australia, where he became a headmaster for a time, before coaching Victoria. He also commentated and was a successful writer on the game.
Martin Williamson (April 2004)

Frank Tyson Career Stats

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Debut/Last Matches of Frank Tyson

Recent Matches of Frank Tyson

Northants vs Indians11/4913-Jun-1959NorthamptonFC
M.C.C. vs Indians--4/44 & 1/3223-May-1959Lord'sFC
England vs New Zealand--1/5014-Mar-1959AucklandTest # 472
England vs New Zealand6*3/23 & 2/2327-Feb-1959ChristchurchTest # 470
England vs Australia9 & 61/73 & 1/2013-Feb-1959MelbourneTest # 468

Photos of Frank Tyson

Frank Tyson looks on during a bowling camp
Frank Tyson interviews Bill Lawry
Frank Tyson took 6 for 28 in England's win
Frank Tyson, England's Ashes hero
Frank Tyson bowls in a tour game
Frank Tyson picked up six wickets in the match