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Alfonso Thomas

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Full Name: Alfonso Clive Thomas
Born: February 9 1977 , Cape Town
Country: South Africa
County: Somerset
Other teams: Adelaide Strikers, Dhaka Gladiators, Dolphins, North West, Northerns, Pune Warriors, Staffordshire, Titans, Western Province
T20 debut: South Africa v Pakistan, Johannesburg, Feb 2 2007
Batting Style: Right-hand bat
Bowling Style: Right-arm fast-medium


An outstanding bowler in all forms of the game, Thomas is one of many players to have benefited from the introduction of Twenty20 cricket. The game’s shortest form has allowed the seamer to play cricket around the world and boost his reputation as a fine limited-overs competitor and specialist death bowler. He made his only international appearance in 2007, taking 3-25 in South Africa's 10-wicket T20 hammering of Pakistan.  His ability in the longer forms should not be overlooked, though, with Thomas having proven a consistent performer for Somerset, passing 50 wickets in a seas...

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