Full Name

Raymond Arthur Gripper

Born

July 07, 1938, Salisbury (now Harare)

Age

83y 78d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm medium

relations

Other

Administrator

TEAMS

A farmer by profession, opening batsman Ray Gripper was a regular member of the Rhodesian side for almost 15 years from 1957-58, and had the misfortune to captain them when the side was disintegrating as players moved to South Africa or England to further their careers. He scored a career-best 279 not out for Rhodesia against Orange Free State in 1967-68, which remained a Currie Cup record for many years. He retired in 1971-72 citing business pressures but remained an integral part of Zimbabwean cricket as an administrator. But as the board became increasingly politicised, Gripper stepped down and became an outspoken critic. His son, Trevor, played for Zimbabwe until throwing in his lot with Heath Streak's rebels.
Martin Williamson

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50sCtSt
FC83154114353279*30.44717580
List A330995033.000100
Bowling
FormatMatBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
FC8312031/940.0000
List A3000-----000
Umpire & Referee
FormatMatReferee
List A11

Debut/Last Matches - Player

FC Matches
Span
1957/58 - 1971/72
List A Matches
Span
1970/71 - 1971/72

Photos


Ray Gripper