|Full name||Stuart Darren Thomas|
25 January 1972 |
Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Bowling style||Right-arm fast-medium|
|Domestic team information|
|2011||Wales Minor Counties|
|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.