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Gil Langley
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Gil Langley

Australia

INTL CAREER: 1951 - 1956

Full Name

Gilbert Roche Andrews Langley

Born

September 14, 1919, North Adelaide, South Australia

Died

May 14, 2001, Fullarton, Adelaide, South Australia, (aged 81y 242d)

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Fielding Position

Wicketkeeper

relations

(nephew)

TEAMS

Even when wearing flannels, Gil Langley seemed to have stepped straight from a council dustcart, but he missed little behind the stumps after Don Tallon's withdrawal from Australia's 1949-50 tour of South Africa gave him a first overseas trip. Langley's rumpled kit, shambling gait and razor-edged appeal endeared him to team-mates, while his nine catches in the 1956 Lord's Test stood as an Australian record for almost 44 years. He actually began his first-class career as a batsman, and picked up some useful tailend runs in Tests, including a half-century at Bridgetown in April 1955. An outstanding Australian Rules footballer who represented his state, he was the Labour MP for Unley in South Australia's parliament for 20 years.
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Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50s6sCtSt
Test2637123745314.960108315
FC122165393236160*25.6841229177
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test26------------
FC1221220----000
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