Matches (17)
WPL (2)
PSL 2024 (2)
NZ v AUS (1)
Ranji Trophy (2)
WCL 2 (1)
Nepal Tri-Nation (1)
Sheffield Shield (3)
CWC Play-off (4)
BAN v SL (1)

Full Name

Gavin Ron Robertson

Born

May 28, 1966, Sydney, New South Wales

Age

57y 280d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Offbreak

The term "roller-coaster career" would probably rarely be more applicable to a player in first-class cricket than Sydney-born offspinner Gavin Robertson. After initially fighting a losing campaign to gain full recognition from the New South Wales selectors, Robertson's career essentially took off in Tasmania, to where he relocated at the start of the 1989-90 season. It was there that he established for himself his reputation as an accurate finger-spinner with a penchant for bowling tightly over sustained periods. On Tasmania's generally batsman-friendly pitches, he never produced quite the rush of wickets for which he was truly hoping; what such surfaces did afford him the chance to do though was emphasise his determination and his complementary talents as a fine lower-order batsman. Following a return to New South Wales in 1991-92, the regular berth in the Blues' squad which had previously eluded him did ultimately beckon. This brought with it a string of further rewards for a time, including an appearance in two Mercantile Mutual Cup-winning sides and one triumphant Sheffield Shield team. It even resulted in call-ups to the national team for four Tests and a string of one-day international tournaments during the late 1990s. But, although his offspinning skills reflected incremental improvement, he continued to wage a tough battle to retain his spot in his state's first eleven for much of the period. All the while, a burgeoning career in the Sydney sporting media illustrated signs of filling the breach.
John Polack

Gavin Robertson Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Tests4701405720.0041533.730115110
ODIs1374451515.005581.81002030
FC58841316589923.35--06--300
List A64351528434*14.20--00--180

Bowling

FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Tests47898515134/725/8639.613.4469.0100
ODIs131359743083/293/2953.754.3274.6000
FC58-1141653171276/54-41.862.7989.8-60
List A64-29702039584/464/4635.154.1151.2100
Gavin Roberston - Portrait 2000

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Debut/Last Matches of Gavin Robertson

Recent Matches of Gavin Robertson

MatchBatBowlDateGroundFormat
NSW vs Queensland--0/3520-Feb-2000BrisbaneList A
NSW vs Victoria0 & 00/69 & 0/3810-Feb-2000SydneyFC
NSW vs West Aust11/4321-Jan-2000PerthList A
NSW vs Canberra22/2216-Jan-2000CanberraList A
NSW vs South Aust2 & 192/21 & 4/7706-Jan-2000AdelaideFC

Photos of Gavin Robertson

Gavin Roberston - Portrait 2000
Gavin Robertson in action in 2000
Robertson fields a shot from Laxmann, New South Wales v Indians, 1999/2000
Gavin Robertson - Portrait