Greg Thompson (cricketer)

Greg James Thompson (born September 17, 1987) is an Irish cricketer. He is a right-handed batsman and a leg-break bowler. He has played for Ireland since 2004, playing for the full squad before reverting to play for the Under-17, Under-19 and Under-23 teams respectively from 2005 onwards. He is at Royal School Armagh. He played for Lancashire during 2005, having played for Hampshire's Second XI in 2004. He represented Lancashire in the Second XI trophy during 2006.

Greg Thompson
Personal information
Full nameGreg James Thompson
Born (1987-09-17) 17 September 1987 (age 32)
Lisburn, Northern Ireland
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
BattingRight-handed
BowlingRight-arm leg break
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 23)18 March 2008 v Bangladesh
Last ODI22 March 2008 v Bangladesh
T20I debut (cap 39)5 September 2016 v Hong Kong
Last T20I14 July 2019 v Zimbabwe
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
2005Lancashire
2007–2008Durham UCCE
2013–presentNorthern Knights
Career statistics
Competition ODI T20I FC LA
Matches 3 10 14 13
Runs scored 2 107 207 73
Batting average 1.00 15.28 20.70 9.12
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0
Top score 2 44 38 23
Balls bowled 72 1,107 84
Wickets 1 17 2
Bowling average 73.00 35.58 37.50
5 wickets in innings 0 0 0
10 wickets in match n/a - 0 n/a
Best bowling 1/73 3/76 1/2
Catches/stumpings 1/– 2/– 7/– 6/–
Source: CricketArchive, 2 October 2019

Thompson represented Ireland in the 2004 and 2006 Under-19 World Cups. He made his One Day International (ODI) debut against Bangladesh on 18 March 2008, and went on to play in all three matches of this tour (his only ODI appearances to date).[1] He made his Twenty20 International (T20I) debut against Hong Kong more than 8 years later on 5 September 2016.[2]

He is the joint leading wicket-taker along with Moisés Henriques in Under-19 Cricket World Cup tournament history with 27 dismissals.[3]

In July 2019, he was selected to play for the Belfast Titans in the inaugural edition of the Euro T20 Slam cricket tournament.[4][5] However, the following month the tournament was cancelled.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1st ODI: Bangladesh v Ireland at Dhaka, Mar 18, 2008". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 7 September 2016.
  2. ^ "1st T20I: Ireland v Hong Kong at Bready, Sep 5, 2016". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 5 September 2016.
  3. ^ "Cricket Records | Records | Under-19s World Cup | Most wickets | ESPN Cricinfo". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2017-03-22.
  4. ^ "Eoin Morgan to represent Dublin franchise in inaugural Euro T20 Slam". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 19 July 2019.
  5. ^ "Euro T20 Slam Player Draft completed". Cricket Europe. Retrieved 19 July 2019.
  6. ^ "Inaugural Euro T20 Slam cancelled at two weeks' notice". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 14 August 2019.

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