Gordon Tamblyn      

Full name Gordon Erle Tamblyn

Born April 23, 1918, Wallaroo Mines, South Australia

Died December 31, 2001, Melbourne, Victoria (aged 83 years 252 days)

Major teams Victoria

Batting style Right-hand bat

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 21 34 1 1324 136 40.12 4 6 4 0
Bowling averages
Mat Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 21 5 0 - - - - 0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1938/39 - 1946/47

Wisden Obituary
Tamblyn, Gordon, died in Melbourne on December 31, 2001, aged 83. His debut for Victoria was the match in 1938-39 that attracted a second-day crowd of 17,777, a Shield record for the Adelaide Oval, hoping to see Don Bradman hit a record seventh consecutive hundred. They went home disappointed (Bradman made 5), though no more than the 20-year-old Tamblyn, lbw the previous day for a duck. He put this right next game with a hundred at Perth, where he also kept wicket in Ben Barnett's absence, and in 1939-40 he was Victoria's regular opener until he gashed his knee on a boundary fence. After the war Tamblyn picked up more or less where he had left off with a century against Queensland, finishing two short of his career-best 136 at the Gabba in January 1941, and there were nineties as well against Australian Services and South Australia. However, he played only three games in 1946-47, including MCC's visit, to wrap up a 21-game career for Victoria in which he scored 1,324 runs at 40.12 with four centuries. His son Geoff played once for Victoria, against MCC in 1974-75, and went on to become chairman of the Victorian Cricket Association and finance director of the Australian Cricket Board.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack

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