Gavin Robertson

Gavin Robertson

Gavin Robertson

INTL CAREER: 1994 - 1998

Full Name

Gavin Ron Robertson


May 28, 1966, Sydney, New South Wales


55y 189d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm offbreak


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
List A64351528434*14.2000180
List A6429702039584/464/4635.154.1151.2100
Gavin Roberston - Portrait 2000
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Debut/Last Matches - Player


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