Shatter and Clatter! Thommo’s Fact Sheet

Surajit Musafi, 29 Decmeber 2016 … article entitled “Jeff Thomson: 17 facts about one of the fastest bowlers in cricket history”

Jeffrey Robert Thomson, born August 16, 1950, is a former Australian cricketer, widely regarded as one of the fastest bowlers of all-time. Known as ‘Thommo’, he happens to be one Jefof the most interesting and colourful characters of the game. On his birthday, Suvajit Mustafi looks at 17 interesting facts about the bowler who had formed a fearsome fast bowling pair with the legendary Dennis Lillee. 

Thomson had an unusual sling-shot bowling action. In fact, his father Don bowled with the similar action. Years later one of his sons, Matt, replicated that action. Don’s two other sons didn’t bowl much, but whenever they did, the action was similar to their father’s.

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