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Ottis Gibson      

Full name Ottis Delroy Gibson

Born March 16, 1969, Sion Hill, St Peter, Barbados

Current age 45 years 131 days

Major teams West Indies, Barbados, Border, Durham, Gauteng, Glamorgan, Griqualand West, Leicestershire, Staffordshire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast

Other Coach

Height 6 ft 2 in

Education Ellerslie Secondary School, Barbados

Relation Cousin - DJS Dottin

Ottis Delroy Gibson
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 2 4 0 93 37 23.25 174 53.44 0 0 14 0 0 0
ODIs 15 11 1 141 52 14.10 138 102.17 0 1 10 3 3 0
First-class 177 267 36 5604 155 24.25 2 29 68 0
List A 212 159 38 2548 102* 21.05 1 5 59 0
Twenty20 25 16 2 166 22 11.85 133 124.81 0 0 8 10 7 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 2 4 472 275 3 2/81 2/132 91.66 3.49 157.3 0 0 0
ODIs 15 15 739 621 34 5/40 5/40 18.26 5.04 21.7 2 2 0
First-class 177 32441 18319 659 10/47 27.79 3.38 49.2 28 8
List A 212 9807 7533 310 5/19 5/19 24.30 4.60 31.6 11 5 0
Twenty20 25 25 475 617 18 2/20 2/20 34.27 7.79 26.3 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v West Indies at Lord's, Jun 22-26, 1995 scorecard
Last Test South Africa v West Indies at Cape Town, Jan 2-6, 1999 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut England v West Indies at Lord's, May 28, 1995 scorecard
Last ODI West Indies v India at Bridgetown, May 3, 1997 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class debut 1990/91
Last First-class Kent v Durham at Canterbury, Sep 19-21, 2007 scorecard
List A debut 1991/92
Last List A Durham v Glamorgan at Chester-le-Street, Sep 15, 2007 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Lancashire v Leicestershire at Manchester, Jul 2, 2004 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Leicestershire v Durham at Leicester, Jul 4, 2007 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
3/60, 40, 2/42 Durham v Kent Canterbury 19 Sep 2007 FC
2, 2/48 Durham v Glamorgan Chester-le-Street 15 Sep 2007 LA
4/78, 0, 3/60 Durham v Sussex Chester-le-Street 11 Sep 2007 FC
8, 8/68, 33, 1/59 Durham v Lancashire Blackpool 6 Sep 2007 FC
3/46 Durham v Derbyshire Chesterfield 4 Sep 2007 LA
7/46, 14, 4/104 Durham v Worcs Chester-le-Street 29 Aug 2007 FC
2/6 Durham v Yorkshire Chester-le-Street 27 Aug 2007 LA
0/34 Durham v Leics Chester-le-Street 26 Aug 2007 LA
1/65, 8 Durham v Somerset Taunton 23 Aug 2007 LA
15*, 3/24 Durham v Hampshire Lord's 18 Aug 2007 LA
Profile

A bowler capable of genuine pace, the athletic Ottis Gibson was also an intelligent bowler with the old ball for West Indies. But he became seen, possibly unfairly, as a one-day specialist - his hard-hitting late middle-order batting was particularly effective in the closing overs of the innings. He toured England in 1995, playing in the Lord's Test, and won a second cap when drafted into the West Indies side as emergency cover during their ill-fated tour of South Africa in 1998-99. His nomadic career took him to Glamorgan, Staffordshire, and three South African provincial sides. Frustrated by niggling injuries, he took up coaching and found work with the ECB before returning to the game with Leicestershire in 2004. He added one final side to his CV when he moved to Durham in 2006 to enjoy one of his most successful seasons, and his career-best 155 in the final match of the summer helped keep his team in the top flight. In 2007 he became the 79th player to take all ten wickets in an innings when he skittled Hampshire for 115 to take 10 for 47 in 17.3 overs. He finished the season with a record number of wickets in any season for Durham and was instrumental in their two trophies and was unsurprisingly named Most Valuable Player and Player of the Year at the PCA Awards that September. He also expressed an interest in moving into coaching and was named as England's bowling coach for the tour of Sri Lanka that autumn. He spent more than two years with England before giving up the job to become the West Indies coach in January 2010.
Martin Williamson

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Jul 4, 2014

Ottis Gibson addresses his players, Roseau, July 4, 2014

Ottis Gibson addresses his players

© WICB Media Photo/Randy Brooks

Jun 29, 2014

Ottis Gibson speaks to Shane Shillingford, West Indies v New Zealand, 3rd Test, Barbados, 4th day, June 29, 2014

Ottis Gibson speaks to Shane Shillingford

© WICB

Oct 23, 2013

Tino Best and Ottis Gibson during West Indies' Elite tour to the USA, Florida, October 23, 2013

Tino Best and Ottis Gibson during West Indies' Elite tour to the USA

© WICB Media

Notes

PCA Player of the Year 2007

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2008

Tour Results
Australia v West Indies at Brisbane - Feb 13, 2013
West Indies won by 27 runs
Australia v West Indies at Melbourne - Feb 10, 2013
Australia won by 17 runs
Australia v West Indies at Sydney - Feb 8, 2013
Australia won by 5 wickets (with 31 balls remaining)
Australia v West Indies at Canberra - Feb 6, 2013
Australia won by 39 runs
Australia v West Indies at Perth - Feb 3, 2013
Australia won by 54 runs
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