|Full name||John Gregory Thomas|
12 August 1960 |
Trebanos, Glamorgan, Wales
|Batting style||Right-hand bat|
|Bowling style||Right-arm fast|
|Test debut (cap 515)||21 February 1986 v West Indies|
|Last Test||7 August 1986 v New Zealand|
|ODI debut (cap 86)||18 February 1986 v West Indies|
|Last ODI||25 May 1987 v Pakistan|
|Domestic team information|
|Source: Cricket Archive, 19 August 2012|
Life and career
Thomas was a genuine fast bowler, a rare sight in English cricket after the retirement of Bob Willis; apart from the raw pace, he was erratic and often had injury problems. At his best, he matched the speed of the fearsome West Indian pacemen on the tour of West Indies in 1985/86, but leaked too many runs with his wayward bowling. This difficult tour was followed by one Test in England, disruptive injury and an unsuccessful, and then a fruitless switch to play for Northamptonshire.
He has a daughter Hermione, and a son Will, and lives alone in Northamptonshire.