Gladstone Small      

Full name Gladstone Cleophas Small

Born October 18, 1961, Brighton, St George, Barbados

Current age 52 years 307 days

Major teams England, South Australia, Warwickshire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Gladstone Cleophas Small
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 17 24 7 263 59 15.47 601 43.76 0 1 31 0 9 0
ODIs 53 24 9 98 18* 6.53 188 52.12 0 0 7 7 0
First-class 315 404 97 4409 70 14.36 0 7 95 0
List A 390 191 65 1072 40* 8.50 0 0 74 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 17 31 3927 1871 55 5/48 8/183 34.01 2.85 71.4 4 2 0
ODIs 53 53 2793 1942 58 4/31 4/31 33.48 4.17 48.1 1 0 0
First-class 315 49567 24392 852 7/15 28.62 2.95 58.1 29 2
List A 390 18434 12230 462 5/18 5/18 26.47 3.98 39.9 9 5 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v New Zealand at Nottingham, Aug 7-12, 1986 scorecard
Last Test Australia v England at Perth, Feb 1-5, 1991 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Australia v England at Perth, Jan 1, 1987 scorecard
Last ODI England v Pakistan at Nottingham, Aug 20, 1992 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1979-1997
List A span 1980-1999
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0/31 PCA XI v ACA Masters London 25 Jul 2013 Other T20
0/27 Eng Masters v Ind Masters Bridgetown 9 Nov 2010 Other T20
- Eng Masters v Ind Masters Bridgetown 7 Nov 2010 Other T20
0/16 Eng Masters v SA Masters Bridgetown 5 Dec 2009 Other T20
1/12 Eng Masters v SA Masters Bridgetown 4 Dec 2009 Other T20
0/9 PCA XI v Yorks Acad Sheffield 23 Jun 2008 Other OD
Profile

One of the most improbable-looking of all Test cricketers, Gladstone Small had his moment of glory to help England retain the Ashes in 1986-87. Small, a last-minute replacement, stunned a Boxing Day crowd of 58,000 at the MCG by splitting Australia's first innings wickets with Ian Botham. Small took 5 for 48 and Australia were rolled over for 141. When England won, Small was named Man of the Match, as much for his enthusiasm as anything: he was always a whole-hearted tryer, a committed team man and a delightful guy. Australia's discomfiture was increased by Small's strange build: seemingly without a neck, he walked around as though he still had a coathanger inside his jacket. He came to England from Barbados just after his 14th birthday, the cut-off date for automatic qualification. However, the combination of his looks and his then-pair of nerdish specs made the Lord's registration committee think he had no chance of ever playing Test cricket anyway, so they let him through. In good times, Small might not have played for England; he was neither especially fast nor reliable, and early in his career was an infuriatingly regular no-baller. But he cut his run right down and settled for being predominately an outswing bowler, still hostile enough to worry even the best batsmen, as Australia found again a week after the MCG, when he whipped through the middle order in Sydney. Like most players of that era, he then drifted in and out of the England side but took eight wickets in the defeat at Bridgetown in 1989-90 and was still a key figure for Warwickshire in their all-conquering year of 1994.
Matthew Engel

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Gladstone Small

Gladstone Small

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Dec 28, 1986

Gladstone Small and Mike Gatting celebrate England's win, Australia v England, 4th Test, Melbourne, December 28, 1986

Gladstone Small and Mike Gatting celebrate England's win over Australia

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