Gavin Robertson      

Full name Gavin Ron Robertson

Born May 28, 1966, Sydney, New South Wales

Current age 50 years 1 days

Major teams Australia, New South Wales, Tasmania

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Gavin Ron Robertson
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 4 7 0 140 57 20.00 415 33.73 0 1 15 1 1 0
ODIs 13 7 4 45 15 15.00 55 81.81 0 0 2 0 3 0
First-class 58 84 13 1658 99 23.35 0 6 30 0
List A 64 35 15 284 34* 14.20 0 0 18 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 4 7 898 515 13 4/72 5/86 39.61 3.44 69.0 1 0 0
ODIs 13 13 597 430 8 3/29 3/29 53.75 4.32 74.6 0 0 0
First-class 58 11416 5317 127 6/54 41.86 2.79 89.8 6 0
List A 64 2970 2039 58 4/46 4/46 35.15 4.11 51.2 1 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut India v Australia at Chennai, Mar 6-10, 1998 scorecard
Last Test Pakistan v Australia at Karachi, Oct 22-26, 1998 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Sri Lanka v Australia at Colombo (PSS), Sep 13, 1994 scorecard
Last ODI Australia v New Zealand at Sharjah, Apr 21, 1998 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1987/88 - 1999/00
List A span 1987/88 - 1999/00
Profile

The term "roller-coaster career" would probably rarely be more applicable to a player in first-class cricket than Sydney-born offspinner Gavin Robertson. After initially fighting a losing campaign to gain full recognition from the New South Wales selectors, Robertson's career essentially took off in Tasmania, to where he relocated at the start of the 1989-90 season. It was there that he established for himself his reputation as an accurate finger-spinner with a penchant for bowling tightly over sustained periods. On Tasmania's generally batsman-friendly pitches, he never produced quite the rush of wickets for which he was truly hoping; what such surfaces did afford him the chance to do though was emphasise his determination and his complementary talents as a fine lower-order batsman. Following a return to New South Wales in 1991-92, the regular berth in the Blues' squad which had previously eluded him did ultimately beckon. This brought with it a string of further rewards for a time, including an appearance in two Mercantile Mutual Cup-winning sides and one triumphant Sheffield Shield team. It even resulted in call-ups to the national team for four Tests and a string of one-day international tournaments during the late 1990s. But, although his offspinning skills reflected incremental improvement, he continued to wage a tough battle to retain his spot in his state's first eleven for much of the period. All the while, a burgeoning career in the Sydney sporting media illustrated signs of filling the breach.
John Polack

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Oct 20, 2000

Portrait of Gavin Robertson.

Gavin Roberston - Portrait 2000

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Dec 2, 1999

2 Dec 1999: Vangipurapu Larman of India watches on as Gavin Robertson of NSW attempts to stop the ball during the match between New South Wales v India at the Sydney Cricket Ground,Sydney Australia

Robertson fields a shot from Laxmann, New South Wales v Indians, 1999/2000

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1996

Gavin Robertson in New South Wales Blazer.

Gavin Robertson - Portrait

© New South Wales Cricket Association

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Tournament Results
Aus Women v Eng Wn 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 Wn v NZ Women at Colombo (RPS) - Oct 4, 2012
Eng Wn 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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