Brisbane: Former England pacer Frank Tyson passed away at the age of 85 in Australia. Frank Tyson aptly earned the title, ‘Typhoon Tyson’.
Tyson’s finest hour came in 1954-55 when he, helping England retains the Ashes. Overall, he featured in 17 Tests, taking 76 wickets at an impressive average of 18.56 with four five-wicket hauls and a 10-wicket haul.
Tyson was also a force to reckon with in First-Class cricket. Born in Lancashire, Tyson represented Northampton shire for eight years and he finished with 767 wickets at an average of 20.89. He picked up 34 five-wicket hauls and four 10-fers in First-Class cricket.
Tyson retired at the age of 30.After retirement, Tyson migrated to Australia where he worked as a headmaster for a while before lending his coaching expertise to Victoria. He later became a commentator and was also known as a successful cricket writer.