Ray Gripper      

Full name Raymond Arthur Gripper

Born July 7, 1938, Salisbury (now Harare)

Current age 76 years 116 days

Major teams Rhodesia

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Other Administrator

Relation Son - TR Gripper

Raymond Arthur Gripper
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 83 154 11 4353 279* 30.44 7 17 58 0
List A 3 3 0 99 50 33.00 0 1 0 0
Bowling averages
Mat Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 83 120 3 1/9 40.00 0 0
List A 3 - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
First-class span 1957-1972
List A span 1970-1972
Profile

A farmer by profession, opening batsman Ray Gripper was a regular member of the Rhodesian side for almost 15 years from 1957-58, and had the misfortune to captain them when the side was disintegrating as players moved to South Africa or England to further their careers. He scored a career-best 279 not out for Rhodesia against Orange Free State in 1967-68, which remained a Currie Cup record for many years. He retired in 1971-72 citing business pressures but remained an integral part of Zimbabwean cricket as an administrator. But as the board became increasingly politicised, Gripper stepped down and became an outspoken critic. His son, Trevor, played for Zimbabwe until throwing in his lot with Heath Streak's rebels.
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Notes

Rhodesian Player of the Year 1964-65

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