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Former England Fast Bowler Frank Tyson Died

Sep 28, 2015 12:03 IST

Arti AgarwalOne of the fastest bowlers of all time, former England cricketer Frank Tyson died on 27 September 2015 in Australia. He was 85 years old. Nicknamed Typhoon, Tyson emigrated to Australia in 1960.

Between 1954 and 1959, he played only 17 Tests for England, but captured 76 wickets at an average of 18.56.

In the 1954-55 Ashes in Australia, Tyson helped England to a 3-1 series win, which has been regarded as his best performance. Due to the win, he was also declared as a Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World in 1955.

He played 244 first-class matches between 1952 and 1960, capturing 767 wickets. He retired at the age of 30.

Tyson was born on 6 June 1930 in Farnworth, Lancashire. He obtained a degree in English literature at Hatfield College in the University of Durham.

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