Frank Tyson, English cricketer & journalist, died at 85

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Frank Holmes Tyson, born on June 6, 1930 and died September 27, 2015.

He was an England cricketer of the 1950s who became a journalist and cricket commentator after he emigrated to Australia in 1960.

Nicknamed “Typhoon Tyson” by the press, he was regarded by many commentators as one of the fastest bowlers ever seen in cricket and took 76 wickets (18.56) in 17 Test matches.

Frank rarely appears on lists of best Test bowling averages as they usually require a minimum of 100 Test wickets.

However, Frank has the seventh lowest bowling average in Test cricket for bowlers who have taken over 75 wickets, and no bowler since Frank has taken more than 20 wickets at a lower average.

In 2007 a panel of judges declared him Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World for 1955 due to his outstanding tour of Australia in 1954 to 1955 in which he was instrumental in retaining The Ashes.