|Full name||Dominic John Thornely|
1 October 1978 |
Albury, New South Wales, Australia
|Height||1.97 m (6 ft 6 in)|
|Batting style||Right-hand bat|
|Bowling style||Right-arm medium, Right-arm off spin|
|Domestic team information|
|2001-||New South Wales|
|Source: , 17 August 2009|
Thornely made his debut for the Blues aged 25 and made his maiden first-class century with 143 against Victoria at Newcastle. He went on to receive Australia A selection in his debut season. He held an Australian Cricket Academy scholarship in 1997.
He had an outstanding 2004-05 series in the Pura Cup scoring 1065 runs at 62.65 with 4 centuries, helping NSW to win the competition. His highest score of 261 was made against Western Australia at the SCG and in it he beat the record of David Hookes for most sixes in an Australian domestic game with 11. Another record came in his 219-run stand for the last wicket with Stuart MacGill. MacGill only contributed 27 of those runs.