Legendary bowler dies on the Gold Coast

Frank Tyson, the fastest bowler in the world during his peak, has died at the age of 85 on the Gold Coast.

The England cricketer nicknamed “Typhoon Tyson” died in hospital early on Sunday morning.

Frank was well known in the 1950s who became a journalist and cricket commentator after he shifted to Australia in 1960.


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

He played 17 tests, but took a remarkable 76 wickets at an average of just 18.56.

But no bowler since Tyson 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 1954–55 in which he was instrumental in retaining the Ashes.

Twitter followers have paid tribute to Frank, labelling him the “fastest bowler of all time”.