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Tony MacGibbon      

Full name Anthony Roy MacGibbon

Born August 28, 1924, Christchurch, Canterbury

Died April 6, 2010 (aged 85 years 221 days)

Major teams New Zealand, Canterbury

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 26 46 5 814 66 19.85 0 3 4 13 0
First-class 124 206 20 3699 94 19.88 0 14 81 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 26 37 5659 2160 70 5/64 8/105 30.85 2.29 80.8 6 1 0
First-class 124 24069 9301 356 7/56 26.12 2.31 67.6 8 0
Career statistics
Test debut New Zealand v England at Christchurch, Mar 17-21, 1951 scorecard
Last Test England v New Zealand at The Oval, Aug 21-26, 1958 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1947-1962
Profile

Tony MacGibbon spearheaded New Zealand's attack from 1950 to 1958, and proved himself a tremendous tryer in a lean period for NZ cricket. A fast-medium bowler with a longish run, he could swing the ball either way and used his 6ft 5ins frame to make it lift awkwardly. He was also a useful late-order batsman and a superb slip fielder. On the 1953-54 tour of South African tour he was crippled by enteritis, but still took 22 Test wickets. His 35 runs in a low-scoring match contributed considerably to New Zealand's maiden Test victory, against West Indies in 1955-56, while a vigorous 66 at Old Trafford was the highest score by a New Zealander in the one-sided England series of 1958. At the end of that tour, MacGibbon remained in England to read Civil Engineering at Durham University, and only briefly returned to New Zealand's team.
Christopher Martin-Jenkins

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New Zealand Cricket Almanack Player of the Year 1954

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