Gary Gilmour      

Full name Gary John Gilmour

Born June 26, 1951, Waratah, New South Wales

Current age 62 years 296 days

Major teams Australia, New South Wales

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Left-arm fast-medium

Gary John Gilmour
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 15 22 1 483 101 23.00 708 68.22 1 3 67 6 8 0
ODIs 5 2 1 42 28* 42.00 39 107.69 0 0 7 0 2 0
First-class 75 120 18 3126 122 30.64 5 18 68 0
List A 19 14 1 182 44 14.00 0 0 4 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 15 28 2661 1406 54 6/85 9/157 26.03 3.17 49.2 2 3 0
ODIs 5 5 320 165 16 6/14 6/14 10.31 3.09 20.0 0 2 0
First-class 75 13830 7345 233 6/85 31.52 3.18 59.3 6 0
List A 19 1046 648 29 6/14 6/14 22.34 3.71 36.0 0 2 0
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v New Zealand at Melbourne, Dec 29, 1973 - Jan 2, 1974 scorecard
Last Test Australia v England at Melbourne, Mar 12-17, 1977 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut New Zealand v Australia at Dunedin, Mar 30, 1974 scorecard
Last ODI Australia v West Indies at Adelaide, Dec 20, 1975 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1971-1980
List A span 1972-1980
Profile

At his mid-1970s peak, Gary Gilmour was a penetrative left-arm swing bowler and a talented hitter, bringing comparisons with another left-armer from New South Wales's central coast, Alan Davidson. He struck 122 on his first outing for New South Wales in January 1972, and made 52 and took 4 for 75 on his Test debut against New Zealand two years later. He then excelled in English conditions when Australia toured England in 1975; his 6 for 14 in the World Cup semi-final against England and 5 for 48 in the final against West Indies were followed by 9 for 157 in the third Test at Headingley. But after an impressive home series against West Indies, Gilmour's powers as a bowler ebbed dramatically, so much so that he bowled only nine inconsequential overs in the Centenary Test. A debilitating foot injury was a handicap; so was a light-hearted attitude to training and fitness that owed more to the 1950s than to the increasingly professional era of which he was part.
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Jun 21, 1975

Gary Gilmour releases the ball, Australia v West Indies, World Cup final, Lord's, June 21, 1975

Gary Gilmour releases the ball

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Jun 18, 1975

Opener Barry Wood is bowled by Gary Gilmour, England v Australia, World Cup semi-final, Leeds, June 18, 1975

Opener Barry Wood is bowled by Gary Gilmour

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Jun 18, 1975

Dennis Amiss is trapped lbw by Gary Gilmour, England v Australia, World Cup semi-final, Leeds, June 18, 1975

Dennis Amiss is trapped lbw by Gary Gilmour

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