SYDNEY: Frank Tyson, the former England cricketer regarded as one of the fastest bowlers of all time, has died at the age of 85, the BBC reported on Sunday. Tyson passed away at a hospital on Australia’s Gold Coast. He emigrated to Australia after he retired from cricket in 1960, working as a school master, coach, commentator and author.

Nicknamed “Typhoon”, Tyson played just 17 Tests for England, between 1954 and 1959, but captured 76 wickets at an impressive average of 18.56. Tyson was born in 1930 in Farnworth, Lancashire and graduated in English literature from Durham University.