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Wisden Obituary

John Gleeson

Apr 4, 2017: John Gleeson, perhaps the original mystery spinner, often flummoxed Richie Benaud and Don Bradman with his off-break disguised as a leg-break

Cho's mystery

Oct 9, 2016: Former Australian spinner John Gleeson was unreadable on and off the field. A team-mate remembers

Ashley Mallett

Australia news

Former 'mystery' spinner John Gleeson dies aged 78

Oct 8, 2016: John Gleeson, the former Australia spinner, has died at the age of 78 in Tamworth, New South Wales

ESPNcricinfo staff

Gleeson the enforcer

Dec 6, 2014: When the former offspinner adopted unconventional tactics to help the Australians save a tour game in Bangalore

Ashley Mallett

South Africa's invincibles

Jan 30, 2014: The last time South Africa beat Australia at home was nearly 44 years ago. Four protagonists from the series remember those heady days

Firdose Moonda

John Gleeson

Practical magic

Jul 23, 2008: Forty-some years before Mendis made heads turn, an Australian country boy was being hailed as Jack Iverson's successor in the ranks of the freak spinners

Nagraj Gollapudi

January 2006

When they were kings

Jan 1, 2006: South Africa's 4-0 clean sweep of Australia in 1969-70 showcased some of the game's all-time greats yet none of them ever played Test cricket again

Rodney Hartman

Boxing Day in Melbourne (part 1)

Dec 26, 2002: Twenty years ago one of the classic Test matches was played at the MCG

David Wiseman
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