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Howzat! Frocester capture West Indies star Oshane Thomas

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Frocester have confirmed the marquee signing of West Indian international right-arm pace bowler Oshane Thomas.

The 26-year-old Jamaican made his international debut in 2018, having faced India in a bilateral ODI and T20I series.

Ali Downey, Frocester’s committee chairman said: “It just makes me want to smile. It’s a huge coup for our club to sign someone like Oshane and we cannot wait for him to arrive.

“It fits in with how we run the club and we want to ensure we give ourselves the best possible chance of competing back in Premier One.

“It will benefit the whole club from top to bottom and hopefully the wider cricket community who can experience the club and everything it has to offer.”

Thomas, a recipient of West Indies’ Emerging Player of the Year Award in 2019, picked up 27 wickets in 20 ODIs, and 19 wickets in 17 T20Is. In the IPL, the fiery bowler has represented the Rajasthan Royals in 2019, picking up five wickets in four matches, and was with the franchise during the 2020 season in the UAE as well, where he replaced Ben Stokes.

Thomas has also played for the Barbados Royals in the Caribbean Premier League and recently Comilla Victorians in the Bangladesh Premier League.

Frocester’s season starts at Bath on May 6th with the first home friendly against Potterne on April 22nd.

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