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Norman Gifford
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Norman Gifford

England
Norman Gifford

INTL CAREER: 1964 - 1985

Full Name

Norman Gifford

Born

March 30, 1940, Ulverston, Lancashire

Age

81y 242d

Batting Style

Left hand bat

Bowling Style

Slow left arm orthodox

Other

Coach

TEAMS

Norman Gifford came along as a left-arm spinner at an unfortunate time. When he started, Tony Lock's international career still had seven years to run, while Derek Underwood, five years Gifford's junior, was soon to stake an irresistible challenge of his own. Underwood and Gifford were sufficiently dissimilar - Gifford was much slower and more low-slung - for them to play two Tests side by side, on the subcontinent in 1972-73, but Underwood's artistry restricted Gifford, a good-natured apple-cheeked Lancastrian, to 15 Tests, most of them while Ray Illingworth was captain. Gifford captained England in a one-day series in Sharjah in 1985 at the age of 44.
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Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test1520917925*16.270016080
ODI210000.0080.00000010
FC71080526370488913.00033190
List A3972188514783811.1100960
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test152130841026335/558/12731.091.9993.4210
ODI221205044/234/2312.502.5030.0100
FC7101284124873120688/2823.562.2762.09314
List A39717601115254436/86/826.013.9239.71150
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Debut/Last Matches - Player

Photos


Norman Gifford and Lou Ferrigno, aka the Incredible Hulk, at the Pasedena Rose Bowl
Norman Gifford gets a champagne shampoo after Worcestershire are confirmed as 1974 County Champions
The Worcestershire squad to play Kent in a John Player's League match in Canterbury. Standing (from left): Ivan Johnson, Rodney Cass, John Parker, John Inchmore, Imran Khan, Jim Yardley. Sitting: Glenn Turner, Basil D'Oliveira, Norman Gifford, Alan Ormrod and Brian Brain
Bob Massie bowls John Snow on his way to 16 for 137
Norman Gifford
Norman Gifford bowls