Darren Thomas

Stuart Darren Thomas (born 25 January 1975) is a former Welsh cricketer. He is a left-handed batsman and a right-arm medium-pace bowler.

Darren Thomas
Personal information
Full nameStuart Darren Thomas
Born (1972-01-25) 25 January 1972 (age 49)
Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales
NicknameTed
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
BattingLeft-handed
BowlingRight-arm fast-medium
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
2011Wales Minor Counties
1992–2006Glamorgan
Career statistics
Competition FC LA T20
Matches 169 140 14
Runs scored 3,977 1,273 169
Batting average 20.93 16.53 16.90
100s/50s 2/18 –/1 –/–
Top score 138 71* 43*
Balls bowled 26,518 5,384 234
Wickets 504 171 11
Bowling average 31.79 27.29 35.81
5 wickets in innings 18 3
10 wickets in match 1
Best bowling 8/50 7/16 3/32
Catches/stumpings 56/– 25/– 2/–
Source: Cricinfo, 13 June 2012

Having first achieved notability taking a five-wicket haul against Derbyshire at the age of 17, Thomas took his chance at a place in the England youth team, and continued to bowl well through to 1995, at which point he suffered a dip in form which lasted until he regained his form in 1998, finishing top of the wicket-taking stakes with 81 wickets at an average of 24. He bowled an innings of 7 for 16, a record for Glamorgan, and was offered a chance to play for England A against South Africa and Zimbabwe.

He became the leading wicket taker in 2000 and recorded his first ten-wicket innings against Durham in 2002.

In 2007, after fifteen years with Glamorgan, he joined Essex County Cricket Club. However, a shoulder injury sustained in February of that year prevented his playing even once for the first team, and in September he announced his retirement.[1]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "Essex seamer Thomas has to retire". BBC Sport. 2007-09-12. Retrieved 2007-09-12.