Name: Ivan Thomas
Full Name: Ivan Alfred Astley Thomas
A triple stress fracture of the back at the age of 16 almost ended Ivan Thomas's dreams of becoming a professional cricketer. The 6ft 4in fast bowler missed two seasons out of three in his teens but, aged 20, was called into Kent's first team for a Championship match against Essex in 2012, taking 2 for 29 from 16 overs. He also played against the touring South Africans later that summer (dismissing JP Duminy) and looked to have a promising future, provided fitness issues did not derail him any further. Injury dogged Thomas again in 2013 but he is highly regarded in Canterbury, capable of extracting bounce and movement from a high action.
Batting Style: Right-hand bat
Bowling Style: Right-arm medium-fast
Age: 26 years 16 days
Teams: Kent 2nd XI, Kent Under-17s, Leeds/Bradford MCCU
Born: September 25, 1991, Greenwich, Kent