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Sam Gannon      

Full name John Bryant Gannon

Born February 8, 1947, Subiaco, Perth, Western Australia

Current age 67 years 171 days

Major teams Australia, Western Australia

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Left-arm fast-medium

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 3 5 4 3 3* 3.00 17 17.64 0 0 0 0 3 0
First-class 40 43 21 141 20 6.40 0 0 19 0
List A 10 3 2 4 3* 4.00 0 0 5 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 3 5 726 361 11 4/77 7/161 32.81 2.98 66.0 1 0 0
First-class 40 3565 117 6/107 30.47 2 0
List A 10 617 356 17 4/21 4/21 20.94 3.46 36.2 2 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v India at Perth, Dec 16-21, 1977 scorecard
Last Test Australia v India at Sydney, Jan 7-12, 1978 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1966-1979
List A span 1969-1979
Profile

Sam Gannon's Test career came late, and was almost entirely due to opportunities arising from the mass defection of Australian players to World Series Cricket. Gannon made his debut for Western Australia in 1966-67, making an immediate impact with 6 for 107 against South Australia. But he was competing against the likes of Dennis Lillee, Bob Massie and Ian Brayshaw and was never able to secure a regular place in the state side. For almost five summers from November 1972 he didn't play for Western Australia, but in 1977-78 he was recalled, and within five matches, and on the back of solid performances against South Australia and the touring Indians, he was called into the Australian side. His debut, on his home ground at Perth, was good as Australia won by two wickets and Gannon took 3 for 84 and 4 for 77. But only four wickets in the next two Tests - which Australia lose as India leveled the series - led to Gannon being dropped and his time in the limelight was over. He played the first half of the following season before slipping out of the Western Australian side for the last time.
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Country Fixtures Country Results
Australia A v Sth Africa A at Darwin
Jul 29, 2014 (10:00 local | 00:30 GMT | 20:30 EDT | 19:30 CDT | 17:30 PDT)
NPS v India A at Darwin
Jul 29, 2014 (10:00 local | 00:30 GMT | 20:30 EDT | 19:30 CDT | 17:30 PDT)
Australia A v India A at Darwin
Jul 31, 2014 (10:00 local | 00:30 GMT | 20:30 EDT | 19:30 CDT | 17:30 PDT)
NPS v Sth Africa A at Darwin
Jul 31, 2014 (10:00 local | 00:30 GMT | 20:30 EDT | 19:30 CDT | 17:30 PDT)
1st unofficial Test: Australia A v Sth Africa A at Townsville
Aug 7-10, 2014 (09:30 local | 23:30 GMT | 19:30 EDT | 18:30 CDT | 16:30 PDT)
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