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Ian Thomson
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Ian Thomson

England
Ian Thomson

INTL CAREER: 1964 - 1965

Full Name

Norman Ian Thomson

Born

January 23, 1929, Palfrey, Walsall, Staffordshire

Died

August 01, 2021, Henfield, West Sussex, (aged 92y 190d)

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm medium

TEAMS

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.
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Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test541693923.00009030
FC42558310071207714.740131350
List A34196124319.530040
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test510148856892/553/12063.112.29165.30000
FC4258866232867159710/4920.582.2255.50738
List A3419261150574/234/2320.173.5833.70300
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Debut/Last Matches - Player

FC Matches
Span
1952 - 1972
List A Matches
Span
1963 - 1972