David Gay      

Full name David William Maurice Gay

Born April 2, 1920, Kensington, London

Died July 10, 2010, New Zealand (aged 90 years 99 days)

Major teams Sussex

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 4 6 1 16 11 3.20 0 0 1 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI Ave Econ SR 5w 10
First-class 4 552 288 9 4/57 32.00 3.13 61.3 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1949-1949
Profile

A professional soldier who then became a teacher, Major David Gay played twice for Sussex in 1949 and twice for Combined Services as a medium-pace bowler earlier in the same summer. In World War Two he won the MC for an attempted rescue in Italy which one witness described as the bravest action he had ever seen.

Country Fixtures Country Results
Yorkshire v Middlesex at Scarborough - Jul 19-22
Yorkshire won by 220 runs
Derbyshire v Glamorgan at Derby - Jul 20-22
Derbyshire won by 6 wickets
Surrey v Kent at Guildford - Jul 20-23
Kent 408 & 229/6 Surrey 398
Gloucs v Worcs at Cheltenham - Jul 21-24
Worcs 395 Gloucs 156 & 10/1 (f/o)
Sussex v Warwickshire at Horsham - Jul 21-24
Sussex 413 Warwickshire 163/3
South Division: Essex v Hampshire at Chelmsford - Jul 22
Essex 167/9 Hampshire 7/1 (1.5/20 ov)
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