Gavin Stevens      

Full name Gavin Byron Stevens

Born February 29, 1932, Glenelg, Adelaide, South Australia

Current age 84 years 359 days

Major teams Australia, South Australia

Batting style Right-hand bat

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 4 7 0 112 28 16.00 0 0 0 2 0
First-class 47 86 6 3061 259* 38.26 7 11 34 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 4 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 47 224 123 3 2/16 41.00 3.29 74.6 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Pakistan v Australia at Lahore, Nov 21-26, 1959 scorecard
Last Test India v Australia at Mumbai (BS), Jan 1-6, 1960 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1952/53 - 1959/60
Profile

Gavin Stevens had just broken into the Australian side when he contracted the hepatitis which brought an abrupt end to a promising international career. A broad-shouldered opening batsman, weight of runs scored for South Australia in 1957-58 and 1958-59 forced the selectors to pick him for the tour of Pakistan and India in 1959-60. In 1957-58 he made three Sheffield Shield hundreds in succession, and the following summer scored 951 runs. He made his debut in the third Test against Pakistan at Lahore, and kept his place for all three matches in India but never reproduced his state form. By the last match he was clearly unwell, and was hospitalised in Madras. Although he made a full recovery, he never played first-class cricket again.
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