Full Name

Robert Arnold Lockyer Massie

Born

April 14, 1947, Subiaco, Perth, Western Australia

Age

74y 188d

Batting Style

Left hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm medium fast

Other

Commentator

TEAMS

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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Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test681784211.14003210
ODI3111616*-2466.66002010
FC525414385429.620080
List A15541716*17.000040
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test6111739647318/5316/13720.872.2356.00221
ODI3318312932/352/3543.004.2261.00000
FC521062944461798/5324.832.5059.3062
List A15883429173/223/2225.232.9151.90000
Bob Massie walks off
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Debut/Last Matches - Player

FC Matches
Span
1965/66 - 1974/75
List A Matches
Span
1969/70 - 1973/74

Photos


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
Tony Greig is caught behind off Bob Massie