Full Name

Gary John Gilmour

Born

June 26, 1951, Waratah, New South Wales

Died

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

Batting Style

Left hand bat

Bowling Style

Left arm fast medium

TEAMS

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
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test1522148310123.0070868.221367680
ODI5214228*42.0039107.69007020
FC7512018312612230.64518680
List A191411824414.000040
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test152826611406546/859/15726.033.1749.20230
ODI55320165166/146/1410.313.0920.00020
FC751383073452336/8531.523.1859.3060
List A191046648296/146/1422.343.7136.00020
Gary Gilmour
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Debut/Last Matches - Player

Photos


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