Shane Thomson

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Shane Thomson
Personal information
Born 27 January 1969 (1969-01-27) (age 48)
Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm off-break
Right-arm fast-medium
Career statistics
Competition Tests ODIs
Matches 19 56
Runs scored 958 964
Batting average 30.90 22.95
100s/50s 1/5 0/5
Top score 120* 83
Balls bowled 1990 2121
Wickets 19 42
Bowling average 50.15 38.14
5 wickets in innings 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 n/a
Best bowling 3/63 3/14
Catches/stumpings 7/- 18/-
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 4 February 2006

Shane Alexander Thomson (born 27 January 1969 in Hamilton, Waikato) is a former New Zealand cricketer. He is a genuine all rounder. He played 19 Tests and 56 One Day Internationals for New Zealand. His only test century of unbeaten 120 came in the fourth innings of the Christchurch test against Pakistan in 1994 in which New Zealand successfully reached the stiff target of 324. He was dropped by the national selectors after the 1996 Cricket World Cup. In 1994, he was suspended for smoking dope.[1] His run out by Hansie Cronje has been called the most bizarre in cricket history.[2]


  1. ^ Manthorp, Neil (11 May 2001). "Six South Africans fined for dope-smoking party". New Zealanders Stephen Fleming, Dion Nash and Shane Thomson were suspended for smoking dope in South Africa in 1994. 
  2. ^ "Shane Thomson of New Zealand was Run Out by Hansie Cronje of South Africa and its becomes the most bizarre run out in cricket history". November 4, 2012.