Keith Thomson

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Keith Thomson
Personal information
Full name Keith Thomson
Born (1941-02-26) 26 February 1941 (age 76)
Methven, New Zealand
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm bowler
International information
National side
Test debut 22 February 1968 v India
Last Test 29 February 1968 v India
Career statistics
Competition Test First-class
Matches 2 71
Runs scored 94 3134
Batting average 31.33 28.23
100s/50s 0/1 5/15
Top score 69 136*
Balls bowled 21 511
Wickets 1 5
Bowling average 9.00 49.20
5 wickets in innings 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 0
Best bowling 1/9 1/9
Catches/stumpings 0/- 35/-
Source: Cricinfo, 1 April 2017

Keith Thomson (born 26 February 1941, Methven) is a former New Zealand cricketer and hockey player.

Cricket career[edit]

A middle-order batsman, Thomson played first-class cricket for Canterbury from 1959-60 to 1973-74. In the Plunket Shield in 1966-67 he hit two centuries and was selected for all four matches for New Zealand against the touring Australian XI. He made his Test debut against India in the 1967-68 season at Christchurch where he scored 69 and 0 not out in what was New Zealand's fourth victory in Tests. His second, and final, Test came a week later at Wellington where he scored 25 and 0.

His highest score in first-class cricket was 136 not out for Canterbury against Northern Districts in 1968-69.

He later became an umpire, standing in fourteen first-class matches between 1983–84 and 1986-87.

Hockey career[edit]

He played hockey for Canterbury from 1959 to 1974 mainly as centre half or inside right. He made his debut for New Zealand in 1961 against India at Lancaster Park, Christchurch. Between 1961 and 1971 he represented New Zealand in 28 hockey Tests including the 1968 Olympics.

He was a New Zealand graded hockey umpire and umpired two international matches involving Canada and India.

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