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Frank Tyson

Former England fast bowler Frank "Typhoon" Tyson has died aged 85. Many believe that no one ever bowled faster than Tyson did in the Melbourne Ashes Test in 1954-55.

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  • edited September 2015




    If the link works a bit of footage from 1957 of Tyson bowling against Kent.

    For the youngsters Colin Cowdrey (grandfather of Fabian) is the batsman who comes in midway through. His partner is Bob Wilson.
  • I always believed while growing up that Tyson was very fast, but if you see how far back the keeper is standing (in other Ashes footage) that cannot be the case.
  • he was definitely very fast in his prime ....

    great footage enjoyed that Len ...funny old run up that
  • Great post Len, really enjoyed that.
  • Short run up also - maybe not bowling flat out that day.

    Surprised, given his fame, how short his career was. Just 8 years of first class cricket and only 17 tests. Big impact in those tests though.

    Almost same age as Brian Close - amazing to think Close played until 1977 - 17 years after the Typhoon retired.

    RIP
  • He had the same short run up in the Ashes (Sydney) clip though?!?
  • Fine clip.......Many thanks . Might have been present - did we really look like that?

    Good to see Bob Wilson as well as the two great men. Wilson always attractive at the crease punchy / firm style as he regularly accumulated . Think Peter Richardson probably joined Kent a little later -now he really could excite.
  • Fine clip.......Many thanks . Might have been present - did we really look like that?

    Good to see Bob Wilson as well as the two great men. Wilson always attractive at the crease punchy / firm style as he regularly accumulated . Think Peter Richardson probably joined Kent a little later -now he really could excite.

    1959 according to Wicki.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Richardson_(cricketer)

    In the nineteen fifties players had to serve a residential qualification period when they switched counties so quite a commitment from someone in and around the England test side at the time.

    I remember watching Richardson at Blackheath back in the day.
  • LenGlover said:

    Colin Cowdrey (grandfather of Fabian)

    Dear me.
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