Full Name

Gary John Gilmour


June 26, 1951, Waratah, New South Wales


June 10, 2014, RPA Hospital, Sydney, (aged 62y 349d)

Batting Style

Left hand bat

Bowling Style

Left arm fast medium


At his mid-1970s peak, Gary Gilmour was a penetrative left-arm swing bowler and a talented hitter, bringing comparisons with another left-armer from New South Wales's central coast, Alan Davidson. He struck 122 on his first outing for New South Wales in January 1972, and made 52 and took 4 for 75 on his Test debut against New Zealand two years later. He then excelled in English conditions when Australia toured England in 1975; his 6 for 14 in the World Cup semi-final against England and 5 for 48 in the final against West Indies were followed by 9 for 157 in the third Test at Headingley. But after an impressive home series against West Indies, Gilmour's powers as a bowler ebbed dramatically, so much so that he bowled only nine inconsequential overs in the Centenary Test. A debilitating foot injury was a handicap; so was a light-hearted attitude to training and fitness that owed more to the 1950s than to the increasingly professional era of which he was part.
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Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
List A191411824414.000040
List A191046648296/146/1422.343.7136.00020
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Debut/Last Matches - Player


Gary Gilmour tries out the wicket at the new Cardiff Indoor Cricket centre
Gary Gilmour in action against the English Taverners
Gary Gilmour bats for the Australian Taverners
The World Series Cricket Australia team at St Kilda Football ground in Melbourne, December 1977
The WSC Australians pose for a photo at St Kilda Football Ground in 1977
Jeff Thomson, Greg Chappell and other Australian players surround Gary Gilmour after a wicket