Thomson to auction last baggy green cap

Jeff Thomson will auction two pieces of memorabilia to aid the bushfire relief appeal

Australian cricket legend Jeff Thomson will auction his last remaining baggy green cap to help raise funds for those affected by the bushfire crisis.

Thomson, regarded as one of the fastest bowlers in Test cricket history, will also auction his cricket vest through Lloyds Auctions Bushfire Relief Auction.

All funds raised through the auction will be donated to charities and fire services including the Red Cross, Salvation Army, Wires and the RFS.

"I don't have much of my memorabilia left, so these two items are quite rare and special," the 69-year-old Thomson said.

"It's hard to say what these pieces may go for, but I just hope that they can raise some decent funds that will really make a difference for all of those in need right now."

Spin great Shane Warne joined Australia's bushfire fundraising drive earlier this week, putting his prized baggy green up for auction.

The item would rank among the most valuable mementos from the decorated career of Australia's all-time leading wicket-taker.

The latest bid for the treasured piece of memorabilia stands at $375,000 before Friday's deadline.

Sir Donald Bradman's baggy green sold for approximately $420,000 in 2003.