Full name Gordon James Parsons
Born October 17, 1959, Slough, Buckinghamshire
Current age 56 years 287 days
Major teams Boland, Buckinghamshire, Griqualand West, Leicestershire, Orange Free State, Orange Free State Country Districts, Warwickshire
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
|First-class span||1978 - 1997|
|List A span||1979 - 1997|
'Bullhead', as he was affectionately known on the county circuit circa the 1980s, employed a run-up which began in Derbyshire and he arrived at the crease at roughly the same velocity as a man fired from a circus cannon. OK, so the intimidation factor took a bit of a nosedive when the ball came out of his hand like a piece of churchyard confetti, but this never deterred Gordon when he got one past the bat. He is currently coaching the Highveld Lions in South Africa's domestic circuit.
Martin Johnson, The Daily Telegraph
Stats highlights from the fourth day's play in Antigua where Ashwin's maiden five-wicket haul outside Asia bowled India to an innings victory
Also: the fastest Indian to 50 wickets, and Yasir Shah's unwanted "double-hundred"
Returning to Test cricket after a long layoff, Mohammed Shami ran up with noticeably shorter strides and dismantled West Indies' top order with pace and bounce
Shorter matches spell good news for spectators and broadcasters. Cricket has a little to lose and a whole lot to gain by truncating its premier format
A crushing victory over Pakistan gave England plenty to be pleased about but familiar concerns remain over the make-up of the side
Sri Lanka's lead spinner must feel like a bus driver in charge of a spluttering vehicle as the hosts strive to challenge a strong Australian side