Robert Arnold Lockyer Massie
April 14, 1947, Subiaco, Perth, Western Australia
Left hand Bat
Right arm Medium fast
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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