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David Gay      

Full name David William Maurice Gay

Born April 2, 1920, Kensington, London

Died July 10, 2010, New Zealand (aged 90 years 99 days)

Major teams Sussex

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 4 6 1 16 11 3.20 0 0 1 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 4 552 288 9 4/57 32.00 3.13 61.3 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1949 - 1949
Profile

A professional soldier who then became a teacher, Major David Gay played twice for Sussex in 1949 and twice for Combined Services as a medium-pace bowler earlier in the same summer. In World War Two he won the MC for an attempted rescue in Italy which one witness described as the bravest action he had ever seen.

Country Fixtures Country Results
South Group: Gloucs v Glamorgan at Bristol - Apr 27
Glamorgan won by 18 runs (D/L method)
South Group: Kent v Hampshire at Canterbury - Apr 27
Hampshire won by 6 wickets (with 29 balls remaining)
North Group: Worcs v Notts at Worcester - Apr 27
Worcs won by 5 wickets (with 12 balls remaining) (D/L method)
North Group: Northants v Warwickshire at Northampton - Apr 27
Warwickshire won by 10 wickets (with 24 balls remaining) (D/L method)
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