In 1975 Thomson was timed using high-speed cameras recording a time of 160.58 km/hr. His supporters claim that he in fact bowled at speeds of over 180km/hr.
After Jeff’s early beginnings in cricket, from the 1975 series onwards his career sky-rocketed, fast becoming a household name all over the world from his bowling speed which was feared by batsmen everywhere.
As the World’s Fastest Bowler, Thommo is now releasing a rare limited-edition “Burning Balls” authentic memorabilia set.
Each framed glass-front cabinet consists of a full-size cricket bat inscribed with iconic milestones celebrating Jeff’s magnificent career, including his test debut and final test as well as match details, runs and wickets.
A real cricket ball signed by Jeff is embedded and burnt into the bat. A signed certificate of authenticity and limited-edition numbered plaque also comes with every purchase.
The limited-edition framed “Burning Balls” celebrate Thomson’s 255 international wickets taken, with each original being personally signed by the fastest bowler of all time.
“I have barely signed or given away any memorabilia at all throughout my career and I knew when I did, it would need to be amazing,” Jeff said.
“We are proud to be able to provide Jeff the platform to offer these limited-edition “Burning Balls” to his fans all over Australia and even internationally,” said Mr. Lee Hames, Chief Operations Officer for Lloyds Auctions.
“Particularly with strong demand from India there will be international buyers from overseas, with people able to buy now via our website or by simply giving us a call,” he continued.
First orders will receive a personal invitation to meet Jeff Thomson at a special luncheon and have the opportunity to be presented with their memorabilia by Thommo himself.
This opportunity is perfect for any sports room, board room, office or man cave; however, Thommo’s “Burning Balls”, an iconic piece of sporting history, is only available for a limited time to purchase on the Lloyds Auctions website until sold out at https://www.lloydsauctions.com.au/thommo
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