Trevor Gripper      

Full name Trevor Raymond Gripper

Born December 28, 1975, Salisbury (now Harare)

Current age 38 years 206 days

Major teams Zimbabwe, Mashonaland, Mashonaland A, Matabeleland

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Relation Father - RA Gripper

Trevor Raymond Gripper
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 20 38 1 809 112 21.86 2473 32.71 1 5 96 2 14 0
ODIs 8 8 0 80 26 10.00 187 42.78 0 0 5 0 4 0
First-class 62 111 7 3515 234 33.79 5 26 56 0
List A 37 35 3 921 103 28.78 1 5 18 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 20 20 793 509 6 2/91 2/91 84.83 3.85 132.1 0 0 0
ODIs 8 6 120 76 2 2/28 2/28 38.00 3.80 60.0 0 0 0
First-class 62 4430 2486 78 5/40 31.87 3.36 56.7 2 0
List A 37 718 599 15 3/34 3/34 39.93 5.00 47.8 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Zimbabwe v Australia at Harare, Oct 14-17, 1999 scorecard
Last Test Zimbabwe v Bangladesh at Bulawayo, Feb 26-Mar 1, 2004 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Pakistan v Zimbabwe at Sharjah, Oct 28, 2001 scorecard
Last ODI Zimbabwe v West Indies at Harare, Nov 26, 2003 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class debut 1996/97
Last First-class Zimbabwe A v Pakistan A at Harare, May 12-15, 2005 scorecard
List A debut 1997/98
Last List A Manicaland v Mashonaland at Mutare, Nov 22, 2004 scorecard
Profile

A gritty opening batsman of the old school who once made 28 in 263 minutes against England A, Trevor Gripper was, by his own admission, a late developer. He impressed the selectors with a fifty for ZCU President's XI against the touring Australians in 1999-2000, and was surprisingly given a Test debut against them the following week, when he hit 60 in the second innings. Gripper is a strong on-side player who is aware that he needs to improve his shotmaking on the off side. After a spell out of the side, he returned for the tour of Bangladesh late in 2001, and ground out a maiden Test century at Chittagong. But bleak trips to Sri Lanka and India followed that and he was dropped again. However, consistent scores for his domestic side Mashonaland, including 234 against Manicaland, earned him a recall and a place on the 2003-04 Australia tour. But his international career hit the buffers when he joined the rebel strike in support of Heath Streak, and although all the players returned to work, Gripper was not among those reselected. While he did play league cricket in England, that he was overlooked was probably more to do with the fact that his father, Ray, a former Rhodesian captain, was identified by the board as a leading opponent and a thorn in their side.
Geoffrey Dean

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Aug 7, 2005

Dion Ebrahim and Trevor Gripper celebrate the dismissal of Hamish Marshall, Zimbabwe v New Zealand, 1st Test, Harare, 1st day, August 7, 2005

Dion Ebrahim and Trevor Gripper celebrate the dismissal of Hamish Marshall

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May 10, 2004

Trevor Gripper

Trevor Gripper

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May 10, 2004

Trevor Gripper

Trevor Gripper

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