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Gary Crocker      

Full name Gary John Crocker

Born May 16, 1962, Bulawayo

Current age 52 years 160 days

Major teams Zimbabwe, Mashonaland Country Districts

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Left-arm medium-fast

Education Hamilton High School

Gary John Crocker
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 3 4 1 69 33 23.00 178 38.76 0 0 5 1 0 0
ODIs 6 5 1 98 50 24.50 105 93.33 0 1 7 2 1 0
First-class 11 17 6 245 62* 22.27 0 1 2 0
List A 7 6 1 104 50 20.80 0 1 1 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 3 5 456 217 3 2/65 2/89 72.33 2.85 152.0 0 0 0
ODIs 6 6 238 208 7 4/26 4/26 29.71 5.24 34.0 1 0 0
First-class 11 1486 708 14 6/84 50.57 2.85 106.1 1 0
List A 7 298 226 10 4/26 4/26 22.60 4.55 29.8 1 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Zimbabwe v India at Harare, Oct 18-22, 1992 scorecard
Last Test Zimbabwe v New Zealand at Harare, Nov 7-12, 1992 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Zimbabwe v India at Harare, Oct 25, 1992 scorecard
Last ODI India v Zimbabwe at Pune, Mar 25, 1993 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1990-1995
List A span 1992-1993
Profile

Gary Crocker was a tall, rangy, left-handed all-rounder with a fine temperament, who may well have failed to make a mark on international cricket but for an injury to Ali Shah on the eve of Zimbabwe's inaugural Test match. Living in Bulawayo, Crocker was captain of Matabeleland but at the age of 30 had never represented the full national side when he received an emergency call late at night and made an overnight car journey of 440 kilometres to take his place in Harare the following morning. His Test record was not spectacular, but he had a memorable ODI debut with a fifty and four wickets against India. Unfortunately the following season he made a business move to Kadoma, where he lacked good practice facilities, lost form and was never included contention again. He now lives in the USA. He was also a superb baseball player.
John Ward

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