It’s not all about the wickets: Celebrating Jeff Thomson’s best batting performances


It was Jeff Thomson’s birthday recently – the legendary Thommo, pig shooter, fisherman, gardener, after dinner speaker and at one stage the fastest bowler in the world (true: they did a competition for it and everything).

A lot has been written about Thommo’s bowling and for good reason – who else has smashed David Lloyd’s box, Tony Greig’s toes and trained for international cricket by running after wild pigs – but in the interests of doing something different, I thought I’d shed a little light on his batting.

Thommo isn’t particularly known for his ability with the willow, as 679 test runs at an average of 13 would attest, but he’s done better than you might think. By way of tribute to everyone’s favourite Punchbowl High-educated Queenslander, I offer this list of his top ten batting performances.



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