Frank Tyson was counted among the fastest bowlers of the time. He used to read William Shakespeare a lot.
A cricketer talks about Shakespeare
This was the period of sledding in the cricket world when players often crossed their limits. At that time it was common for the personal life of cricketers to be targeted on the field. There was a lot of sledding, especially from the bowlers and fielders. Sledding still happens. Efforts are made to divert attention from the game by engaging the players in their talk. But this player changed the meaning of sledding. It is often said that there is more anger in fast bowlers, but during bowling, he used to say things of William Shakespeare and William Wordsworth in the ears of the batsmen. This view was really spectacular. Today is the birthday of the England Cricket Team’s fast bowler Frank Tyson, known as Typhoon in the cricket world.
Frank Tyson was born on 6 June 1930 in Lancashire. Veteran batsman Richie Benau called Frank the fastest of all bowlers he played. Tyson took 76 wickets in 17 Tests at an amazing average of 18. Frank Tyson, who graduated from Durham University, was different from his fellow cricketers in many ways. Frank was a qualified schoolmaster and loved reading Geoffrey Chaucer, George Bernard Shaw, and Virginia Wolff. Its effect was also seen in the match. When he used to say Shakespeare’s coat in his ear instead of sledding the batsman.
Became a headmaster in school
Frank Tyson played an important role in England’s Ashes series win against Australia in 1954-55. England was defeated in Brisbane and Tyson could take only one wicket even after giving 160 runs. But then he took ten wickets in the second Test in Sydney and nine wickets in Melbourne. In Melbourne, he took seven wickets for 27 runs in the second innings. Injuries quickly ended his career. Then later he settled in Australia and became the headmaster of the school there for some time. Frank Tyson took 76 wickets in 17 Tests for England and took 767 wickets in 244 matches in first-class cricket.