Norman Gifford      

Full name Norman Gifford

Born March 30, 1940, Ulverston, Lancashire

Current age 74 years 175 days

Major teams England, Warwickshire, Worcestershire

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox

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Norman Gifford
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 15 20 9 179 25* 16.27 0 0 0 8 0
ODIs 2 1 0 0 0 0.00 8 0.00 0 0 0 0 1 0
First-class 710 805 263 7048 89 13.00 0 3 319 0
List A 397 218 85 1478 38 11.11 0 0 96 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 15 21 3084 1026 33 5/55 8/127 31.09 1.99 93.4 2 1 0
ODIs 2 2 120 50 4 4/23 4/23 12.50 2.50 30.0 1 0 0
First-class 710 128412 48731 2068 8/28 23.56 2.27 62.0 93 14
List A 397 17601 11525 443 6/8 6/8 26.01 3.92 39.7 11 5 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v Australia at Lord's, Jun 18-23, 1964 scorecard
Last Test England v New Zealand at Lord's, Jun 21-26, 1973 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Australia v England at Sharjah, Mar 24, 1985 scorecard
Last ODI England v Pakistan at Sharjah, Mar 26, 1985 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1960-1988
List A span 1963-1988
Profile

Norman Gifford came along as a left-arm spinner at an unfortunate time. When he started, Tony Lock's international career still had seven years to run, while Derek Underwood, five years Gifford's junior, was soon to stake an irresistible challenge of his own. Underwood and Gifford were sufficiently dissimilar - Gifford was much slower and more low-slung - for them to play two Tests side by side, on the subcontinent in 1972-73, but Underwood's artistry restricted Gifford, a good-natured apple-cheeked Lancastrian, to 15 Tests, most of them while Ray Illingworth was captain. Gifford captained England in a one-day series in Sharjah in 1985 at the age of 44.
John Thicknesse

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Sep 24, 1981

Norman Gifford and Lou Ferrigno, aka the Incredible Hulk, at the Pasedena Rose Bowl, September 1981

Norman Gifford and Lou Ferrigno, aka the Incredible Hulk, at the Pasedena Rose Bowl

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Sep 3, 1974

Norman Gifford gets a champagne shampoo after Worcestershire are confirmed as 1974 County Champions.  From left to right Glenn Turner, John Inchmore, Ron Headley, Jim Yardley, Brian Brain, Vanburn Holder (behind Gifford) and Alan Ormrod, Chelmsford, September 3, 1974

Norman Gifford gets a champagne shampoo after Worcestershire are confirmed as 1974 County Champions

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Jun 23, 1972

Bob Massie bowls John Snow on his way to 16 for 137, England v Australia, 2nd Test, Lord's, June 23 1972

Bob Massie bowls John Snow on his way to 16 for 137

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1975

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