Ross Gregory      

Full name Ross Gerald Gregory

Born February 28, 1916, Murchison, Victoria

Died June 10, 1942, near Ghafargon, Assam, India (aged 26 years 102 days)

Major teams Australia, Victoria

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak

Ross Gerald Gregory
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 2 3 0 153 80 51.00 453 33.77 0 2 7 0 1 0
First-class 33 51 2 1874 128 38.24 1 17 20 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 2 1 24 14 0 - - - 3.50 - 0 0 0
First-class 33 1767 50 5/69 35.34 1 0
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v England at Adelaide, Jan 29-Feb 4, 1937 scorecard
Last Test Australia v England at Melbourne, Feb 26-Mar 3, 1937 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1933/34 - 1938/39

Sergeant-Observer Ross Gregory, RAAF, who stood out prominently among Australian batsmen during three seasons before the war, died when on air operations, as announced on June 24. Born on February 26, 1916, Ross Gregory became one of the youngest cricketers to play in a Test, sharing in recent years with A. A. Jackson, S. J. McCabe and D. G. Bradman the distinction of playing for Australia before coming of age; but Clem Hill still holds the record of appearing in a Test for Australia in his youth - 19 years 3 months - against England at Lord's in June 1896. The untimely end of Ross Gregory removed a batsman showing promise of a long career for Australia. After doing brilliant things as a boy, he was chosen for Victoria when still at school. Continuing to improve, he established himself in his State XI and against G. O. Allen's 1936-37 M.C.C. team he made 128 for Victoria, his stand with I. Lee for 262 being a fourth wicket record against an England team. In State matches that season he averaged over 39, with 85 against South Australia his best score, and he helped Victoria carry off the Sheffield Shield. So it was no surprise that during that season he rose to Test match fame, playing in the last two engagements against England with marked success. He scored 23 and 50 (run out) at Adelaide, where Australia won by 148 runs, and 80 in the deciding encounter.
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