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John Gleeson
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John Gleeson

Australia

INTL CAREER: 1967 - 1972

Full Name

John William Gleeson

Born

March 14, 1938, Kyogle, New South Wales

Died

October 08, 2016, Tamworth, New South Wales, (aged 78y 209d)

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Legbreak googly

TEAMS

Australian spinner John Gleeson captured the hearts of cricket romantics everywhere as he bamboozled batsmen with his odd grip, borrowed from another mystery spinner, Jack Iverson. But his opponents soon found out that, as with most magic tricks, there was nothing untoward going on behind the scenes. As a result, Gleeson cut a fairly impotent figure at Test level - he had a strike rate of a wicket every 95 balls - although he did take five-fors in successive Tests against West Indies in 1968-69.

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50s6sCtSt
Test294683954510.39000170
FC1161373810955911.0601580
List A531413220.500010
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveSR4w5w10w
Test295388573367935/618/18636.2095.20430
FC11627180107314307/5224.9563.20222
List A526211572/152/1516.4237.40000
John William Gleeson
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Debut/Last Matches - Player

FC Matches
Span
1966/67 - 1974/75
List A Matches
Span
1970/71 - 1973/74

Photos


John Gleeson
A news report in the <i>Sydney Morning Herald</i> features John Gleeson's dismissal of Phil Carlson in a 1971-72 Shield Game
John Gleeson bowls
John Gleeson bowls
The <i>Canberra Times</i> reports that despite the crowd trouble in Bangalore, Australia's tour of India will go on
The <i>Sydney Morning Herald</i> reports on the crowd trouble that ended the tour game between South Zone and the Australians in Bangalore