Bob Massie      

Full name Robert Arnold Lockyer Massie

Born April 14, 1947, Subiaco, Perth, Western Australia

Current age 68 years 85 days

Major teams Australia, Western Australia

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast

Other Commentator

Robert Arnold Lockyer Massie
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 6 8 1 78 42 11.14 0 0 3 2 1 0
ODIs 3 1 1 16 16* - 24 66.66 0 0 2 0 1 0
First-class 52 54 14 385 42 9.62 0 0 8 0
List A 15 5 4 17 16* 17.00 0 0 4 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 6 11 1739 647 31 8/53 16/137 20.87 2.23 56.0 2 2 1
ODIs 3 3 183 129 3 2/35 2/35 43.00 4.22 61.0 0 0 0
First-class 52 10629 4446 179 8/53 24.83 2.50 59.3 6 2
List A 15 883 429 17 3/22 3/22 25.23 2.91 51.9 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v Australia at Lord's, Jun 22-26, 1972 scorecard
Last Test Australia v Pakistan at Sydney, Jan 6-11, 1973 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut England v Australia at Manchester, Aug 24, 1972 scorecard
Last ODI England v Australia at Birmingham, Aug 28, 1972 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1965/66 - 1974/75
List A span 1969/70 - 1973/74
Profile

Bob Massie, a fast-medium swing bowler, will always be remembered for one of the most startling debuts in Test history. At Lord's in 1972, the mutton-chopped Massie swung the ball devilishly and demolished England with eight wickets in each innings, and his figures of 16 for 137 were the best by a Test debutant until Narendra Hirwani spun West Indies to defeat 15 years later. But Massie's star fell as quickly as it had risen: he played only five more Tests, and within 18 months of his Lord's debut he was dropped by his state side, Western Australia. Two years before that debut, Massie had been rejected after a trial with Northants. A banker by profession, he latterly became a radio commentator.
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Jun 26, 1972

Members of the Australia team celebrate winning the second Test. From left: Fred Bennett, Rod Marsh, Bob Massie, Tony Steele, Dennis Lillee, Ross Edwards, Ashley Mallett and Jeff Hammond. England v Australia, second Test, Lord's, 4th day, June 26 1972

The Australian dressing room celebrates

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Jun 26, 1972

Dennis Lillee and Bob Massie shake hands with former Australian allrounder Alan Davidson, England v Australia, second Test, Lord's, 4th day, June 26 1972

Dennis Lillee and Bob Massie shake hands with former Australian allrounder Alan Davidson

© PA Photos

Jun 23, 1972

Bob Massie is clapped off the field by his team-mates after he tool 16 for 137, England v Australia, second Test, Lord's, June 23 1972

Bob Massie is clapped off the field by his team-mates

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1973

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