Lance Gibbs      

Full name Lancelot Richard Gibbs

Born September 29, 1934, Queenstown, Georgetown, Demerara, British Guiana

Current age 79 years 354 days

Major teams West Indies, British Guiana, Guyana, South Australia, Warwickshire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Relation Cousin - CH Lloyd

Lancelot Richard Gibbs
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 79 109 39 488 25 6.97 0 0 0 52 0
ODIs 3 1 1 0 0* - 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
First-class 330 352 150 1729 43 8.55 0 0 203 0
List A 54 25 12 53 8* 4.07 0 0 20 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 79 148 27115 8989 309 8/38 11/157 29.09 1.98 87.7 11 18 2
ODIs 3 3 156 59 2 1/12 1/12 29.50 2.26 78.0 0 0 0
First-class 330 78430 27878 1024 8/37 27.22 2.13 76.5 50 10
List A 54 2891 1617 64 5/38 5/38 25.26 3.35 45.1 0 1 0
Career statistics
Test debut West Indies v Pakistan at Port of Spain, Feb 5-11, 1958 scorecard
Last Test Australia v West Indies at Melbourne, Jan 31-Feb 5, 1976 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut England v West Indies at Leeds, Sep 5, 1973 scorecard
Last ODI Sri Lanka v West Indies at Manchester, Jun 7, 1975 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1953-1975
List A span 1963-1975
Profile

With his lissom figure and unusually long fingers, Lance Gibbs allied pronounced spin and bounce to a fierce accuracy, and all from an unusual chest-on action. In his later years he added the arm-ball to his repertoire, and add into the equation almost unlimited stamina and determination (he had a permanently sore and often split spinning-finger), and his feat of being only the second bowler - and first spinner - to pass 300 wickets is understandable. He ended with 309 wickets in 79 Tests - including 18 five-fors - all the while conceding his runs at a staggering 1.99 per over. Brave and indefatigable, his best spell came between 1960 and 1962. He was left out of the first two Tests in Australia, but Gibbs took three wickets in four balls at Sydney and a hat-trick in the next Test at Adelaide. The following winter he returned the remarkable figures of 53.3-37-38-8 against India in Barbados, all eight wickets coming in a 15- over spell at a cost of just six runs. It was a performance he never bettered. After his retirement he settled in the USA, although he did manage the 1991 West Indies tour of England.
Rob Smyth

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Jun 29, 2012

Former West Indies spinner Lance Gibbs (right), Lauderhill, Florida, June 28, 2012

Former West Indies spinner Lance Gibbs (right)

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Apr 1, 2008

Lance Gibbs hands out advice at a coaching clinic, Port of Spain, April 1, 2008

Lance Gibbs hands out advice at a coaching clinic

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Aug 13, 2006

Sir Everton Weekes, Lance Gibbs and Clive Lloyd discuss the
impending encounter, Guyana v Trinidad & Tobago, Stanford 20/20 Final, August 13, 2006

Sir Everton Weekes, Lance Gibbs and Clive Lloyd discuss the impending encounter

© Joseph Jones

Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1972

Tournament Results
Aus Women v Eng Women at Colombo (RPS) - Oct 7, 2012
Aus Women won by 4 runs
Aus Women v WI Women at Colombo (RPS) - Oct 5, 2012
Aus Women won by 28 runs
Eng Women v NZ Women at Colombo (RPS) - Oct 4, 2012
Eng Women won by 7 wickets (with 16 balls remaining)
Pak Women v SA Women at Colombo (Moors) - Oct 3, 2012
SA Women won by 5 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)
SL Women v India Women at Colombo (NCC) - Oct 3, 2012
India Women won by 9 wickets (with 32 balls remaining)
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