Full Name

Ian James Thomas

Born

May 09, 1979, Newport, Monmouthshire

Age

42y 206d

Batting Style

Left hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm offbreak

TEAMS

Ian Thomas is another highly promising, homegrown young player who could make a big name for himself in county cricket.

The left-handed batsman and off-spin bowler hails from Newport, and made his 2nd XI debut in 1996 after progressing through the ranks of the Welsh Schoolboy elevens. However, in 1997 he sustained a severe back injury, and spent several months on the sidelines.Thomas worked hard at restoring his fitness, and his efforts were rewarded with a first-class debut in 1998 in Glamorgan`s match against Cambridge University at Fenner's.

Thomas had a highly productive season with the bat for Glamorgan`s 2nd XI in 2000, hitting two centuries, and amassing over 800 runs for the 2nd XI. This sheer weight of runs forced the opening batsman into the 1st XI for the last three Championship matches of the season. He made a very encouraging start, with 82 against Essex at Southend, followed by 35 against Nottinghamshire and an unbeatan 45 against Middlesex.

His efforts secured a place on Glamorgan`s full-time staff for 2001, and after finishing his studies at UWIC, the young left-hander became the county`s regular opening batsman in one-day games in 2002. His free-scoring batting launched many important innings as the Welsh county won the Norwich Union competition in 2002. (Contributed by Andrew Hignell - October 2002)

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
FC3254410708221.4006210
List A4545411349327.6506140
T2014141250116*19.23177141.241030970
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
FC32613811/2638.003.7361.0000
List A451028421/241/2442.004.9451.0000
T20144426321/51/531.509.0021.0000

Recent Matches - Player

MATCHBATBOWLDATEGROUNDFORMAT
Hrford vs Shropshire495/2829-Apr-2007KingtonOTHEROD
Hrford vs Oxfordshire54 & 100/19 & 0/3125-Jun-2006KingslandOTHER
Hrford vs Shropshire772/3704-Jun-2006OswestryOTHER
Hrford vs Cheshire310/5714-May-2006WallaseyOTHER

Photos


Portrait of Ian Thomas
Ian Thomas, player portrait
Ian Thomas and Adran Dale celebrate a team effort as Law is dismissed for 15 runs
Glamorgan's Ian Thomas drives the Durham bowling as keeper Pratt looks on
Ian Thomas hooks a Mark Davies delivery to the hands of Peng to be caught out for 8
Ian Thomas ; thumbnail portrait