SYDNEY (AP) -- Former England cricketer Frank Tyson, who was regarded as one of the fastest bowlers of his generation, has died at the age 85, Cricket Australia said Monday.
Tyson died Sunday in a hospital on Australia's Gold Coast where he settled after emigrating at the end of his cricket career. Tyson's former English county squad, Northamptonshire, also confirmed his death.
Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland said Tyson "struck fear into the hearts of batsmen around the globe."
Nicknamed "Typhoon," Tyson played only 17 tests for England, but took 76 wickets at an average of 18.56. He also took 525 wickets in 170 matches for Northamtonshire, at an average of 20.94, but his whiplash bowling action was physically demanding and he was forced to retire at the age of 30.