Full name Gary John Gilmour
Born June 26, 1951, Waratah, New South Wales
Died June 10, 2014, RPA Hospital, Sydney (aged 62 years 349 days)
Major teams Australia, New South Wales
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Left-arm fast-medium
|Test debut||Australia v New Zealand at Melbourne, Dec 29, 1973 - Jan 2, 1974 scorecard|
|Last Test||Australia v England at Melbourne, Mar 12-17, 1977 scorecard|
|ODI debut||New Zealand v Australia at Dunedin, Mar 30, 1974 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Australia v West Indies at Adelaide, Dec 20, 1975 scorecard|
|First-class span||1971/72 - 1979/80|
|List A span||1972/73 - 1979/80|
At his mid-1970s peak, Gary Gilmour was a penetrative left-arm swing bowler and a talented hitter, bringing comparisons with another left-armer from New South Wales's central coast, Alan Davidson. He struck 122 on his first outing for New South Wales in January 1972, and made 52 and took 4 for 75 on his Test debut against New Zealand two years later. He then excelled in English conditions when Australia toured England in 1975; his 6 for 14 in the World Cup semi-final against England and 5 for 48 in the final against West Indies were followed by 9 for 157 in the third Test at Headingley. But after an impressive home series against West Indies, Gilmour's powers as a bowler ebbed dramatically, so much so that he bowled only nine inconsequential overs in the Centenary Test. A debilitating foot injury was a handicap; so was a light-hearted attitude to training and fitness that owed more to the 1950s than to the increasingly professional era of which he was part.
Also: the fastest Indian to 50 wickets, and Yasir Shah's unwanted "double-hundred"