Full Name

Michael Alistair Thornely

Born

October 19, 1987, Camden, London

Age

33y 288d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm medium

relations

(brother)

TEAMS

A right-hand batsman and occasional seam bowler, Michael Thornely began his career with Sussex, where he spent three years before being released at the end of the 2010 season. Playing for Unicorns in 2011, he made an unbeaten century against Somerset and 97 against Nottinghamshire in the CB40 competition, yet suffered the frustration of playing Second XI cricket for four counties -- Somerset, Nottinghamshire, Essex and Kent -- without securing a contract.

Offered a trial by Leicestershire at the beginning of the 2012 season, his fortunes improved. After making 56 and 103 against Warwickshire in a Second XI Championship fixture, he was given his first-team debut in the Championship match against Glamorgan in Cardiff a week later and rose impressively to the occasion, falling only three short of a century in the first innings and making 131 in the second innings to secure a draw, batting for almost 12 hours over the two innings. He made a second first-class hundred against Essex later in the season.

He was rewarded with a contract for the 2013 and 2014 seasons but Leicestershire finished bottom in successive seasons, failing to win a match, and he was released in September 2014, never rediscovering the striking success of his county debut.


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Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
FC40682145513122.04372139.102617111320
List A464221171105*29.27137285.341611520130
T201293642010.667190.14002230
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
FC4027806533102/142/1453.303.9680.60000
List A461632636551/201/2073.006.7165.20000
T2012321340---9.71-000

Photos


Michael Thornely walks off after making 14
Michael Thornely
Michael Thornely passed fifty but was then bowled by Neil Dexter
Michael Thornely celebrates uprooting Gareth Berg's middle stump
Portrait of Michael Thornely
Michael Thornely