Barry Thornton (cricketer)

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Barry Thornton
Personal information
Full name Barry Thomas Thornton
Born (1941-06-03) 3 June 1941 (age 76)
South Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
Role Bowling all-rounder
Domestic team information
Years Team
1971 Western Australia
Career statistics
Competition FC LA
Matches 1 1
Runs scored 24 n/a
Batting average n/a n/a
100s/50s 0/0 n/a
Top score 16* n/a
Balls bowled 128 64
Wickets 1 0
Bowling average 87.00 n/a
5 wickets in innings 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 n/a
Best bowling 1/47 0/44
Catches/stumpings 0/- 0/-
Source: CricketArchive, 15 December 2012

Barry Thomas Thornton (born 3 June 1941) is a former Australian cricketer who played twice for Western Australia during the 1971–72 season. From Perth, Thornton debuted at state level in a limited-overs match against New South Wales in November 1971, during the quarter-final of the Coca-Cola Knockout Cup.[1] Part of a pace attack that included Sam Gannon, Bob Massie, and Graeme Watson, he failed to take a wicket from his eight overs, finishing with figures of 0/44.[2] Thornton's only first-class match came the following week against the touring Rest of the World XI.[3] Bowling first change to Gannon and Massie, he dismissed Hylton Ackerman for 50 runs in the World XI's first innings, and was also involved in the run out of Zaheer Abbas. Thornton did not take a wicket in the World XI's second innings, although he scored 24 runs in the match without being dismissed.[4]


  1. ^ List A Matches played by Barry Thornton (1) – CricketArchive. Retrieved 15 December 2012.
  2. ^ New South Wales v Western Australia, Coca-Cola Knockout Cup 1971/72 (Quarter-Final) – CricketArchive. Retrieved 15 December 2012.
  3. ^ First class Matches played by Barry Thornton (1) – CricketArchive. Retrieved 15 December 2012.
  4. ^ Western Australia v World XI – CricketArchive. Retrieved 15 December 2012.