Full name Robert Arnold Lockyer Massie
Born April 14, 1947, Subiaco, Perth, Western Australia
Current age 69 years 345 days
Major teams Australia, Western Australia
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast
|Test debut||England v Australia at Lord's, Jun 22-26, 1972 scorecard|
|Last Test||Australia v Pakistan at Sydney, Jan 6-11, 1973 scorecard|
|ODI debut||England v Australia at Manchester, Aug 24, 1972 scorecard|
|Last ODI||England v Australia at Birmingham, Aug 28, 1972 scorecard|
|First-class span||1965/66 - 1974/75|
|List A span||1969/70 - 1973/74|
Bob Massie, a fast-medium swing bowler, will always be remembered for one of the most startling debuts in Test history. At Lord's in 1972, the mutton-chopped Massie swung the ball devilishly and demolished England with eight wickets in each innings, and his figures of 16 for 137 were the best by a Test debutant until Narendra Hirwani spun West Indies to defeat 15 years later. But Massie's star fell as quickly as it had risen: he played only five more Tests, and within 18 months of his Lord's debut he was dropped by his state side, Western Australia. Two years before that debut, Massie had been rejected after a trial with Northants. A banker by profession, he latterly became a radio commentator.
Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1973
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