Frank Tyson

Country: England
Born: June 06, 1930, Farnworth, Lancashire
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Fast
Died: September 27, 2015, Queensland, (aged 85y 113d)

Frank Tyson Bio

Frank Holmes Tyson, also known as “Typhoon Tyson,” was an English cricketer who made a lasting impact on the sport with his raw, unbridled pace. Born on June 6, 1930, in Farnworth, Lancashire, Tyson’s blistering fast bowling left a lasting impression on fans and players alike.

Tyson possessed incredible speed, unrivaled by many in cricket history. His speed was so impressive that Richie Benaud, a renowned Australian cricketer, considers him the fastest bowler he had ever witnessed. In a span of 17 Tests, Tyson took a remarkable 76 wickets at an average of 18, showcasing his exceptional talent and skill.

Not just a speedster, Tyson’s intellectual side was equally remarkable. Graduating from Durham University, he was known for his penchant for quoting literary greats like Shakespeare and Wordsworth to distract and unsettle batsmen. This combination of intelligence and raw pace made him a truly formidable force on the field.

Tyson’s most memorable performance came during the Ashes series in 1954-55, when England faced Australia. After suffering a defeat at Brisbane, Tyson bounced back fiercely. He adjusted his run-up, taking the Australians by surprise and wreaking havoc. At Sydney, he recorded ten wickets, followed by nine more at Melbourne, where he astonished everyone with his remarkable figures of 7 for 27 in the second innings. This spell will forever be remembered as one of the fastest in cricket history.

Unfortunately, Tyson’s career was plagued by injuries. Despite his tall and strong physique, his reaching action while reaching the crease led to an uneven and non-fluid bowling action, which put a strain on his body. As a result, by the time he turned 30, Tyson’s career was cut short, leaving fans to wonder what more he could have achieved had injuries not hindered his progress.

After retirement, Tyson moved to Australia. There, he served as a headmaster for a period of time, displaying his dedication to education and his versatility outside the cricketing arena. Tyson also embraced coaching, sharing his valuable insights and skills with the Victorian cricket team. Additionally, he ventured into commentary and emerged as a successful writer, contributing significantly to the game he loved.

Frank Holmes Tyson was a phenomenon in the cricketing world, leaving an indelible mark on the sport. His extraordinary pace, combined with his intellectual prowess, made him an intimidating force on the field. Although injuries cut his career short, Tyson’s impact will forever be remembered, and his contributions to the game continue to inspire future generations of cricketers.

Frank Tyson Career Stats

Frank Tyson Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 17 24 3 230 37* 10.95 - - 0 0 14 2 4 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 244 316 76 4103 82 17.09 - - 0 13 - - 85 0
List A - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Frank Tyson Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 17 29 3452 1411 76 7/27 10/130 18.56 2.45 45.4 3 4 1
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs - - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 244 - 38173 16030 767 8/60 - 20.89 2.51 49.7 - 34 5
List A - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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