|Full name||Thomas Thompson|
|Born||24 February 1938|
|Bowling||Right-arm off break|
|Domestic team information|
Source: Cricinfo, 7 February 2013
Thomas Thompson (born 24 February 1938) is a former English cricketer. Thompson was a right-handed batsman who bowled right-arm off break. He was born at Workington, Cumberland.
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Workington is a coastal town and civil parish at the mouth of the River Derwent on the west coast of Cumbria, England. Historically in Cumberland and lying in the Borough of Allerdale, Workington is 32 miles (51 km) southwest of Carlisle, 7 miles (11 km) west of Cockermouth, and 5 miles (8 km) southwest of Maryport. At the 2011 Census it had a population of 25,207.
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