Matches (13)
PSL 2024 (2)
WPL (1)
NZ v AUS (1)
Ranji Trophy (2)
Nepal Tri-Nation (1)
Sheffield Shield (3)
Durham in ZIM (1)
CWC Play-off (1)
Dang CL (1)

Full Name

Mark Raymond Gillespie


October 17, 1979, Wanganui


44y 137d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Fast medium

Playing Role


With a run-up reminiscent of Bob Willis or even Dennis Lillee - albeit without the pace of either - Gillespie shone in New Zealand domestic cricket as a specialist bowler at the death. In Wellington's 2005-06 season he took 43 wickets at 23.16. The promise he showed was nearly cut short in 2005 when he was struck below the eye, suffering multiple fractures and a smashed eye socket while batting against Canterbury.

He represented New Zealand A in the Top-End series in 2006 and was rewarded with a place in New Zealand's Champions Trophy squad in October 2006 but was not given a chance to play. When he did get his opportunity, in the home series against Sri Lanka, he showed signs that his domestic form could translate to the international arena and his 3 for 39 from ten overs in New Zealand's 189-run loss at Auckland was especially impressive.

He followed it up with a good, if at times inconsistent, tri-series in Australia, where he deceived some batsmen with his pace but leaked too many runs on a couple of occasions. A viral infection in his right shoulder restricted him to two wicketless outings at his first World Cup but his promising start was enough to earn him a national contract for 2007-08 and a place at the ICC World Twenty20 where he claimed six wickets and destroyed Kenya with 4 for 7.

Yet another injury to Shane Bond handed Gillespie his first crack at Test cricket, and he responded with 5 for 136 in the second Test against South Africa at Centurion, but it was career of fits and starts highlight by the fact that success against South Africa (again) in 2012 was followed by more injury.
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Mark Gillespie Career Stats


List A123-610953361966/386/3827.225.2431.1730

Batting & Fielding

List A12369244853110.77--00--180
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Recent Matches of Mark Gillespie

Wellington vs Northern Dis02/2301-Jan-2015Mount MaunganuiList A
Wellington vs Otago11/6930-Dec-2014QueenstownList A
Wellington vs Auckland22*1/7727-Dec-2014AucklandList A
Wellington vs Northern Dis9 & 01/47 & 2/4118-Dec-2014HamiltonFC
Wellington vs Auckland16 & 2*4/47 & 0/3511-Dec-2014WellingtonFC

Photos of Mark Gillespie

Kane Williamson and Mark Gillespie stretch during training
New Zealand pacer Mark Gillespie bowls in the nets
Mark Gillespie and Doug Bracewell walk out to bat at training
Mark Gillespie went wicketless in 12 second-innings overs
Mark Gillespie celebrates a wicket
Mark Gillespie's edges got New Zealand past the follow-on mark