John Gleeson      

Full name John William Gleeson

Born March 14, 1938, Kyogle, New South Wales

Current age 76 years 136 days

Major teams Australia, Eastern Province, New South Wales

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak googly

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 6s Ct St
Tests 29 46 8 395 45 10.39 0 0 0 17 0
First-class 116 137 38 1095 59 11.06 0 1 58 0
List A 5 3 1 41 32 20.50 0 0 1 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 29 53 8857 3367 93 5/61 8/186 36.20 2.28 95.2 4 3 0
First-class 116 27180 10731 430 7/52 24.95 2.36 63.2 22 2
List A 5 262 115 7 2/15 2/15 16.42 2.63 37.4 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v India at Adelaide, Dec 23-28, 1967 scorecard
Last Test England v Australia at Nottingham, Jul 13-18, 1972 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1966-1975
List A span 1970-1974
Profile

Australian spinner John Gleeson captured the hearts of cricket romantics everywhere as he bamboozled batsmen with his odd grip, borrowed from another mystery spinner, Jack Iverson. But his opponents soon found out that, as with most magic tricks, there was nothing untoward going on behind the scenes. As a result, Gleeson cut a fairly impotent figure at Test level - he had a strike rate of a wicket every 95 balls - although he did take five-fors in successive Tests against West Indies in 1968-69.

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Feb 2008

Australian bowler John Gleeson demonstrates his grip

John Gleeson

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1970

John Gleeson bowls in the nets

John Gleeson bowls

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Nov 29, 1969

Eknath Solkar takes an excellent low catch to dismiss John Gleeson, India v Australia, 3rd Test, Delhi, November 29, 1969

Eknath Solkar takes an excellent low catch to dismiss John Gleeson

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