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Tommy Greenhough
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Tommy Greenhough

England
Tommy Greenhough

INTL CAREER: 1959 - 1960

Full Name

Thomas Greenhough

Born

November 09, 1931, Cronkey Shaw, Rochdale, Lancashire

Died

September 15, 2009 (aged 77y 310d)

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Legbreak googly

TEAMS

Tommy Greenhough had the misfortune to be a legspinner with a decent googly in an era when the art was increasingly considered unfashionable. He extracted considerable turn, all coming at the end of a lengthy approach, and twice took 100 wickets in a season. His four Tests, all played at home, came relatively early - three against India in 1959 and one the following summer against South Africa. In his second Test, at Lord's, he took 5 for 35 in India's first innings, and in all his 16 wickets cost only 22.31. But defensive finger-spinners were the vogue, and that, and his poor batting, meant he was considered a luxury. His claims were not helped by finger injuries.
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Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test441421.33000010
FC25531385191376*8.3901840
List A11100*-000000
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test481129357165/357/6622.311.8970.50010
FC25542176168027517/5622.3756.10345
List A1000-----000
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Debut/Last Matches - Player

FC Matches
Span
1951 - 1966
List A Matches
Span
1963 - 1963

Photos


Tommy Greenhough at The Oval