Gil Langley      

Full name Gilbert Roche Andrews Langley

Born September 14, 1919, North Adelaide, South Australia

Died May 14, 2001, Fullarton, Adelaide, South Australia (aged 81 years 242 days)

Major teams Australia, South Australia

Batting style Right-hand bat

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Relation Nephew - JN Langley

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 26 37 12 374 53 14.96 0 1 0 83 15
First-class 122 165 39 3236 160* 25.68 4 12 291 77
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 26 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 122 12 2 0 - - - 1.00 - 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v West Indies at Brisbane, Nov 9-13, 1951 scorecard
Last Test India v Australia at Kolkata, Nov 2-6, 1956 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1945-1957
Profile

Even when wearing flannels, Gil Langley seemed to have stepped straight from a council dustcart, but he missed little behind the stumps after Don Tallon's withdrawal from Australia's 1949-50 tour of South Africa gave him a first overseas trip. Langley's rumpled kit, shambling gait and razor-edged appeal endeared him to team-mates, while his nine catches in the 1956 Lord's Test stood as an Australian record for almost 44 years. He actually began his first-class career as a batsman, and picked up some useful tailend runs in Tests, including a half-century at Bridgetown in April 1955. An outstanding Australian Rules footballer who represented his state, he was the Labour MP for Unley in South Australia's parliament for 20 years.
Gideon Haigh

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First-class Debut: South Australia v New South Wales at Adelaide, 1945-46
Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1957

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Australia A v Sth Africa A at Darwin
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NPS v India A at Darwin
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Australia A v India A at Darwin
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NPS v Sth Africa A at Darwin
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