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Gavin Robertson
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Gavin Robertson

Australia
Gavin Robertson

INTL CAREER: 1994 - 1998

Full Name

Gavin Ron Robertson

Born

May 28, 1966, Sydney, New South Wales

Age

55y 189d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm offbreak

TEAMS

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

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test4701405720.0041533.730115110
ODI1374451515.005581.81002030
FC58841316589923.3506300
List A64351528434*14.2000180
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test47898515134/725/8639.613.4469.0100
ODI131359743083/293/2953.754.3274.6000
FC581141653171276/5441.862.7989.860
List A6429702039584/464/4635.154.1151.2100
Gavin Roberston - Portrait 2000
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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