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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: Warwickshire, Staffordshire
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 round the world and boost his reputation as a fine limited-overs competitor. Thomas’ sole South Africa cap came in a Twenty20 international during 2007 versus Pakistan and included three scalps. His ability in the longer forms should not be overlooked, with Thomas having proven a consistent performer for Somerset. Indeed, he memorably took four wickets in as many balls to ai...

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