Unfortunately, some very sad news to pass on. Kilmarnock CC have informed us of the passing of prominent member Jim Thomson.
A one club stalwart, Jim was simply a Kilmarnock CC legend. A left arm spin bowler with few, if any, contemporaries, throughout Scottish cricket. He played for the club between 1958 – 1992 and was the first person to take 1,000 Western Union wickets, finishing with the magnificent total of 1,220. This included 79 x 5 wicket hauls and best bowling figures of 9/39. In all matches for Kilmarnock, he took 2,049 wickets, including 137 x 5 wicket hauls.
Jim played for Scotland only 5 times. He was first capped in 1962 but had to wait a remarkable 23 years, until 1985, for his next cap.
Jim also took several roles within the club, captaining the 1st XI in seasons 1978 – 1982 and again in season 1986. He was President from 1987-1990 and held the position of Secretary from 1972-1974.
Jim’s funeral will take place at Masonhill Crematorium, Ayr on Friday 7th October at 1.15pm.
Our thoughts are with his son Paul and the rest of the family at this sad time.