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Gilbert Parkhouse      

Full name William Gilbert Anthony Parkhouse

Born October 12, 1925, Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales

Died August 10, 2000, Carmarthen, Wales (aged 74 years 303 days)

Major teams England, Glamorgan

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Other Coach

William Gilbert Anthony Parkhouse
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 7 13 0 373 78 28.69 0 2 0 3 0
First-class 455 791 49 23508 201 31.68 32 129 324 0
List A 1 1 0 17 17 17.00 0 0 1 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 7 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 455 229 125 2 1/4 62.50 3.27 114.5 0 0
List A 1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut England v West Indies at Lord's, Jun 24-29, 1950 scorecard
Last Test England v India at Manchester, Jul 23-28, 1959 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1948-1964
List A span 1964-1964
Profile

In the eyes of many people, Gilbert Parkhouse was one of the most graceful home-grown Glamorgan players. Offered a trial as a schoolboy by Gloucestershire, he opted to stay closer to home, and made his debut in 1948 (although he appeared for the county in wartime matches). Slight of build, Parkhouse was a sound batsman all round the wicket, and was also an outstanding slip fielder. Originally a No.3, he moved up to open in 1950 and made his Test debut against West Indies that summer, scoring a good 69 at Nottingham. He lost his place after two outings, but with 1742 runs that summer, he was included in the England squad to tour Australia in 1950-51. He had a wretched time, struggling with poor health and even worse form. He returned with something of a reputation as an underachiever, and solid county seasons throughout the 1950s failed to shift that. In 1959 he forced his way back with 2071 runs and played twice against India, making a career-best 78 on recall at Leeds, adding 146 for the first wicket with Geoff Pullar. He continued to play for Glamorgan until 1964, when after some niggling back injuries, he retired from county cricket, and took up a post as coach with Worcestershire and then Stewarts-Melville College in Edinburgh from 1966 until 1987.
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Latest Photos

1960

Gilbert Parkhouse - Glamorgan and England

W.G.A.Parkhouse

© Glamorgan County Cricket Club

Jun 1949

Gilbert Parkhouse, Glamorgan and England, June 1949

Gilbert Parkhouse, Glamorgan and England

© Getty Images

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