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David Gibson      

Full name David Gibson

Born May 1, 1936, Mitcham, Surrey

Died June 7, 2012, Bowral, New South Wales, Australia (aged 76 years 37 days)

Major teams Surrey

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 185 211 45 3143 98 18.93 0 11 76 0
List A 18 15 9 104 29* 17.33 0 0 0 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 185 12266 552 7/26 22.22 26 1
List A 18 1015 585 16 3/42 3/42 36.56 3.45 63.4 0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1957 - 1969
List A span 1963 - 1969
Profile

David Gibson, a fast bowler who was not quite good enough with the bat to be classified as an allrounder, took ten wickets in the match against Gloucestershire on his County Championship debut in 1957 - a feat he never repeated - but that was one of only two appearances that summer. The following season, in which Surrey won the seventh and last title in their remarkable sequence of championships, he played in almost half their matches as he deputised for the unwell Alec Bedser. Thereafter he was a regular in the side, and in 1965 his claims to be an allrounder where underlined when he came within four runs of making 1000 in the season, and allied to his 86 wickets it was his best summer. He also made his two best scores of 95 and 98. But cartlidge trouble, which ultimately ended his career, limited his appearances in 1966 and he was never again fit enough to hold down a regular place, although he scored 300 runs and took 18 wickets in eight matches in 1967. He eventually retired at the end of 1969. In 185 matches he took 552 wickets at 22.22 and scored 3143 runs at 18.93. He moved into coaching - for a time he ran Surrey's 2nd XI and played for them in 1979 and 1980- before emigrating to Australia.

Latest Photos

Sep 4, 1965

David Gibson is trapped lbw for 0, Surrey v Yorkshire, Gillette Cup final, Lord's, September 4, 1965

David Gibson is trapped lbw for 0 during the 1965 Gillette Cup final

© PA Photos

Country Fixtures Country Results
Derbyshire v Kent at Derby - May 22-25
Derbyshire 492 & 9/3 (6 ov) Kent 412
Glamorgan v Essex at Cardiff - May 22-25
Glamorgan 260 & 295/3 (91 ov) Essex 313
Gloucs v Northants at Bristol - May 22-25
Northants 176 & 120/3 (42 ov) Gloucs 418
Hampshire v Notts at Southampton - May 22-25
Hampshire 270 & 189/8 (67 ov) Notts 189
Lancashire v Surrey at Manchester - May 22-24
Lancashire won by an innings and 96 runs
Leics v Worcs at Leicester - May 22-24
Worcs won by 7 wickets
Middlesex v Somerset at Lord's - May 22-25
Somerset 376 Middlesex 407/9 (139 ov)
Warwickshire v Durham at Birmingham - May 22-25
Warwickshire 313 & 114 Durham 190 & 154/4 (60 ov, target 238)
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