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Alan McGilvray      

Full name Alan David McGilvray

Born December 6, 1909, Paddington, Sydney, New South Wales

Died July 17, 1996, Darlinghurst, Sydney, New South Wales (aged 86 years 224 days)

Major teams New South Wales

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Other Commentator

Education Sydney Grammar School

Alan David McGilvray
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 20 31 3 684 68 24.42 0 3 20 0
Bowling averages
Mat Runs Wkts BBI Ave 5w 10
First-class 20 1135 20 3/35 56.75 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1933-1937
Profile

Alan David McGilvray, Australia's premier cricket commentator for nearly half-a-century, died in a Sydney hospital on 16 July 1996 aged 86. Born at Paddington on 6 December 1909, McGilvray attended Sydney Grammar School, and then worked in his family's shoe-manufacturing business whilst playing grade cricket with Waverley and later Paddington as a left-hand batsman and right-arm medium-paced bowler. He made his debut for New South Wales against Victoria at the MCG in December 1933, scoring 11 and taking 0/65 and 1/51 (BA Barnett). He had the unusual distinction later in his debut season of captaining NSW against Western Australia in only his third first-class match.

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Aug 29, 1980

Alan McGilvray commentating on the Centenary Test, Lord's, August 29, 1980

Alan McGilvray commentating on the Centenary Test

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