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Dennis Gamsy      

Full name Dennis Gamsy

Born February 17, 1940, Glenwood, Durban, Natal

Current age 74 years 256 days

Major teams South Africa, Natal

Batting style Right-hand bat

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 2 3 1 39 30* 19.50 138 28.26 0 0 2 0 5 0
First-class 93 145 14 3106 137 23.70 2 18 278 33
List A 5 5 0 73 38 14.60 0 0 12 1
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 2 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 93 7 13 0 - - - 11.14 - 0 0 0
List A 5 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut South Africa v Australia at Cape Town, Jan 22-27, 1970 scorecard
Last Test South Africa v Australia at Durban, Feb 5-9, 1970 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1958-1973
List A span 1969-1972
Profile

Dennis Gamsy had the misfortune to break into the South Afrcian side just as it entered its period of international isolation in 1970. An excellent, stocky, bespectacled, wicketkeeper, he made his first-class debut aged 19 - he took eight catches and a stumping - and soon established himself as Natal's first choice. But international opportunities were limited by the lack of matches and the presence of Denis Lindsay, although he toured England in 1965. In 1969-70 he finally got his chance, playing in the first two Tests against Australia, but was left out of the last two matches in favour of Lindsay. He played a few games in the next three seasons before retiring. He subsequently became an active anti-apartheid campaigner.
Martin Williamson

Country Fixtures Country Results
Cross Pool: KZ-Natal v E. Province at Durban - Oct 30-Nov 1
KZ-Natal 308/6d E. Province 28/4
Cross Pool: Boland v W Province at Paarl - Oct 30-Nov 1
Boland 159 W Province 197/2
Pool A: Border v North West at East London - Oct 30-Nov 1
North West 187 Border 100/6
Cross Pool: Free State v Northerns at Bloemfontein - Oct 30-Nov 1
Northerns 247 Free State 48/2
Cross Pool: S West D v Namibia at Oudtshoorn - Oct 30-Nov 1
Namibia 130 S West D 113/3
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