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Gary Gilmour      

Full name Gary John Gilmour

Born June 26, 1951, Waratah, New South Wales

Died June 10, 2014, RPA Hospital, Sydney (aged 62 years 349 days)

Major teams Australia, New South Wales

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Left-arm fast-medium

Gary John Gilmour
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 15 22 1 483 101 23.00 708 68.22 1 3 67 6 8 0
ODIs 5 2 1 42 28* 42.00 39 107.69 0 0 7 0 2 0
First-class 75 120 18 3126 122 30.64 5 18 68 0
List A 19 14 1 182 44 14.00 0 0 4 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 15 28 2661 1406 54 6/85 9/157 26.03 3.17 49.2 2 3 0
ODIs 5 5 320 165 16 6/14 6/14 10.31 3.09 20.0 0 2 0
First-class 75 13830 7345 233 6/85 31.52 3.18 59.3 6 0
List A 19 1046 648 29 6/14 6/14 22.34 3.71 36.0 0 2 0
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v New Zealand at Melbourne, Dec 29, 1973 - Jan 2, 1974 scorecard
Last Test Australia v England at Melbourne, Mar 12-17, 1977 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut New Zealand v Australia at Dunedin, Mar 30, 1974 scorecard
Last ODI Australia v West Indies at Adelaide, Dec 20, 1975 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1971-1980
List A span 1972-1980
Profile

At his mid-1970s peak, Gary Gilmour was a penetrative left-arm swing bowler and a talented hitter, bringing comparisons with another left-armer from New South Wales's central coast, Alan Davidson. He struck 122 on his first outing for New South Wales in January 1972, and made 52 and took 4 for 75 on his Test debut against New Zealand two years later. He then excelled in English conditions when Australia toured England in 1975; his 6 for 14 in the World Cup semi-final against England and 5 for 48 in the final against West Indies were followed by 9 for 157 in the third Test at Headingley. But after an impressive home series against West Indies, Gilmour's powers as a bowler ebbed dramatically, so much so that he bowled only nine inconsequential overs in the Centenary Test. A debilitating foot injury was a handicap; so was a light-hearted attitude to training and fitness that owed more to the 1950s than to the increasingly professional era of which he was part.
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Aug 1, 1980

Gary Gilmour bats for the Australian Taverners, Arundel, August, 1980

Gary Gilmour bats for the Australian Taverners

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Aug 1, 1980

Gary Gilmour in action against the English Taverners, Arundel, August, 1980

Gary Gilmour in action against the English Taverners

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Jun 21, 1975

Gary Gilmour releases the ball, Australia v West Indies, World Cup final, Lord's, June 21, 1975

Gary Gilmour releases the ball

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