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Gavin Robertson      

Full name Gavin Ron Robertson

Born May 28, 1966, Sydney, New South Wales

Current age 48 years 147 days

Major teams Australia, New South Wales, Tasmania

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Gavin Ron Robertson
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 4 7 0 140 57 20.00 415 33.73 0 1 15 1 1 0
ODIs 13 7 4 45 15 15.00 55 81.81 0 0 2 0 3 0
First-class 58 84 13 1658 99 23.35 0 6 30 0
List A 64 35 15 284 34* 14.20 0 0 18 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 4 7 898 515 13 4/72 5/86 39.61 3.44 69.0 1 0 0
ODIs 13 13 597 430 8 3/29 3/29 53.75 4.32 74.6 0 0 0
First-class 58 11416 5317 127 6/54 41.86 2.79 89.8 6 0
List A 64 2970 2039 58 4/46 4/46 35.15 4.11 51.2 1 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut India v Australia at Chennai, Mar 6-10, 1998 scorecard
Last Test Pakistan v Australia at Karachi, Oct 22-26, 1998 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Sri Lanka v Australia at Colombo (PSS), Sep 13, 1994 scorecard
Last ODI Australia v New Zealand at Sharjah, Apr 21, 1998 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1987-2000
List A span 1987-2000
Profile

The term "roller-coaster career" would probably rarely be more applicable to a player in first-class cricket than Sydney-born offspinner Gavin Robertson. After initially fighting a losing campaign to gain full recognition from the New South Wales selectors, Robertson's career essentially took off in Tasmania, to where he relocated at the start of the 1989-90 season. It was there that he established for himself his reputation as an accurate finger-spinner with a penchant for bowling tightly over sustained periods. On Tasmania's generally batsman-friendly pitches, he never produced quite the rush of wickets for which he was truly hoping; what such surfaces did afford him the chance to do though was emphasise his determination and his complementary talents as a fine lower-order batsman. Following a return to New South Wales in 1991-92, the regular berth in the Blues' squad which had previously eluded him did ultimately beckon. This brought with it a string of further rewards for a time, including an appearance in two Mercantile Mutual Cup-winning sides and one triumphant Sheffield Shield team. It even resulted in call-ups to the national team for four Tests and a string of one-day international tournaments during the late 1990s. But, although his offspinning skills reflected incremental improvement, he continued to wage a tough battle to retain his spot in his state's first eleven for much of the period. All the while, a burgeoning career in the Sydney sporting media illustrated signs of filling the breach.
John Polack

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Oct 20, 2000

Portrait of Gavin Robertson.

Gavin Roberston - Portrait 2000

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Dec 2, 1999

2 Dec 1999: Vangipurapu Larman of India watches on as Gavin Robertson of NSW attempts to stop the ball during the match between New South Wales v India at the Sydney Cricket Ground,Sydney Australia

Robertson fields a shot from Laxmann, New South Wales v Indians, 1999/2000

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1996

Gavin Robertson in New South Wales Blazer.

Gavin Robertson - Portrait

© New South Wales Cricket Association

Notes

Country Fixtures Country Results
CA Wmn XI v WI Women at Canberra
Oct 22, 2014 (10:00 local | 23:00 GMT | 19:00 EDT | 18:00 CDT | 16:00 PDT)
Tasmania v South Aust at Sydney - Oct 22
South Aust won by 37 runs
Western Aust v Queensland at Sydney - Oct 22
Queensland won by 1 run
Elimination Final: NSW v Queensland at Sydney
Oct 24, 2014 (14:00 local | 03:00 GMT | 23:00 EDT | 22:00 CDT | 20:00 PDT)
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