Michael Thornely

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Michael Thornely
Personal information
Full name Michael Alistair Thornely
Born (1987-10-19) 19 October 1987 (age 27)
Camden, London, England
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm medium pace
Domestic team information
Years Team
2007–2010 Sussex
2011–2012 Unicorns
2012 Mashonaland
2012 – Leicestershire (squad no. 7)
Career statistics
Competition F-c LA T20
Matches 39 46 10
Runs scored 1,434 1,171 51
Batting average 22.06 29.27 8.50
100s/50s 2/6 1/6 –/–
Top score 131 105* 20
Balls bowled 794 326 21
Wickets 10 5
Bowling average 52.70 73.00
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling 2/14 1/20
Catches/stumpings 32/– 13/– 3/–
Source: [1], 27 September 2013

Michael Alistair Thornely (born 19 October 1987 in Camden, London) is an English Cricketer who plays for Leicestershire County Cricket Club. He is a right-handed batsman and occasional right arm medium pace bowler.

Thornely started his first-class career with Sussex in 2007 season, after scoring 800 runs in the Second XI Championship. He was released from Sussex following the conclusion of the 2010 season.[1] In the 2011 season he played 2nd XI cricket for Somerset, Nottinghamshire, Essex and Kent, but did not win a contract at any. Although, he did play first-class cricket for the Unicorns, a team made up from players without county contracts. Whilst playing for the Unicorns he scored an unbeaten century against Somerset.

In 2012 he had a trial with Leicestershire and impressed enough to earn a contract and went on to score centuries against Glamorgan on his debut, and later against Essex. His performances earned him a contract until the end of the 2014 season.[2]

Career Best Performances[edit]

as of 27 September 2013

Batting Bowling
Score Fixture Venue Season Score Fixture Venue Season
FC 131 Leicestershire v Glamorgan Cardiff 2012 2–14 Sussex v Worcestershire Hove 2010
LA 105* Unicorns v Somerset Taunton 2011 1–20 Leicestershire Foxes v Australians Leicester 2012
T20 20 Leicestershire Foxes v Lancashire Lightning Manchester 2013 -

References[edit]

  1. ^ Three players released by Division Two champions Sussex BBC Sport, 17 September 2010, Retrieved on 15 June 2013
  2. ^ Leicestershire batsman Michael Thornely signs Leics deal BBC Sport, 22 June 2012, Retrieved on 15 June 2013

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