Darren Thomas

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Darren Thomas
Personal information
Full name Stuart Darren Thomas
Born (1972-01-25) 25 January 1972 (age 42)
Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales
Nickname Ted
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Batting style Left-handed
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
Domestic team information
Years Team
2011 Wales Minor Counties
1992–2006 Glamorgan
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

Stuart Darren Thomas (most commonly known as Darren Thomas, born 25 January 1975 in Swansea) is a former Welsh cricketer. He is a left-handed batsman and a right-arm medium-pace bowler.

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]

Notes[edit]

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