Lionel Thomas

Lionel Eustace Thomas (born 19 February 1946) is a former West Indian cricketer who played both for the Leeward Islands in West Indian domestic cricket and for Bermuda internationally.

Lionel Thomas
Personal information
Full nameLionel Eustace Thomas
Born (1946-02-19) 19 February 1946 (age 76)
Saint Kitts
BattingRight-handed
BowlingRight-arm medium
International information
National side
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
1967–1968Leeward Islands
Source: CricketArchive, 2 February 2016

Thomas was born in Saint Kitts, then part of the British Leeward Islands colony.[1] He made his first-class debut for the Leeward Islands during the 1966–67 Shell Shield season, against Barbados, and also played against Jamaica later in the season.[2] Against Jamaica, he made what were to be the two highest scores of his first-class career, 44 runs in the first innings and 77 in the second.[3] However, Thomas only played two further matches for the Leewards – a friendly against the Windward Islands at the end of the 1966–67 season, and a match against the touring English team during the following season.[2]

After emigrating to Bermuda, Thomas made his debut for the national team in 1972, in a match against the United States for the Henry Tucker Trophy.[4] His first major international tournament was the 1979 ICC Trophy in England, where he played four matches (including the semi-final loss to Canada). Thomas made his last international appearances at the 1982 ICC Trophy.[5] In his final match, against East Africa, he scored 68 runs.[6] After retiring from playing, Thomas served on the selection committee for the national team, including for a period as chairman of selectors.[7][8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ West Indies / Players / Lionel Thomas – ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 20 February 2016.
  2. ^ a b First-class matches played by Lionel Thomas – CricketArchive. Retrieved 20 February 2016.
  3. ^ Leeward Islands v Jamaica, Shell Shield 1966/67 – CricketArchive. Retrieved 20 February 2016.
  4. ^ Miscellaneous matches played by Lionel Thomas – CricketArchive. Retrieved 20 February 2016.
  5. ^ ICC Trophy matches played by Lionel Thomas – CricketArchive. Retrieved 20 February 2016.
  6. ^ Bermuda v East Africa, ICC Trophy 1982 (Group B) – CricketArchive. Retrieved 20 February 2016.
  7. ^ (24 March 2008). BCB Announce Selection Committee – IslandStats.com Retrieved 20 February 2016.
  8. ^ (9 March 2010). "Bermuda announce squad for Namibia tour" – ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 20 February 2016.

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