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Bob Massie

Australia
Bob Massie
INTL CAREER: 1972 - 1973
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Full Name

Robert Arnold Lockyer Massie

Born

April 14, 1947, Subiaco, Perth, Western Australia

Age

76y 316d

Batting Style

Left hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Medium fast

Other

Commentator

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.
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Bob Massie Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Tests681784211.14--003210
ODIs3111616*-2466.66002010
FC525414385429.62--00--80
List A15541716*17.00--00--40

Bowling

FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Tests6111739647318/5316/13720.872.2356.0221
ODIs3318312932/352/3543.004.2261.0000
FC52-1062944461798/53-24.832.5059.3-62
List A15-883429173/223/2225.232.9151.9000
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Debut/Last Matches of Bob Massie

FC Matches

Span
1965/66 - 1974/75

List A Matches

Span
1969/70 - 1973/74

Recent Matches of Bob Massie

MatchBatBowlDateGroundFormat
West Aust vs South Aust--2/56 & 1/2722-Nov-1974PerthFC
West Aust vs NSW1* & 3*1/109 & 0/2430-Nov-1973SydneyFC
West Aust vs Queensland5 & 163/47 & 0/6823-Nov-1973BrisbaneFC
West Aust vs Victoria--1/2211-Nov-1973PerthList A
West Aust vs Victoria82/50 & 3/4609-Nov-1973PerthFC

Photos of Bob Massie

The Australian dressing room celebrates
Dennis Lillee and Bob Massie shake hands with former Australian allrounder Alan Davidson
The Australian dressing room celebrates
John Price is caught by Greg Chappell off Bob Massie
Bob Massie bowls John Snow on his way to 16 for 137
Bob Massie is clapped off the field by his team-mates