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Lance Gibbs

Lance Gibbs

Age 89West IndiesWEST INDIES
Off break Bowler

Successful spinners from West Indies sound a little out of ordinary, but Lance Gibbs was precisely that, a very flourishing off spinner, who became only the second bowler – and the first spinner – in the history of Test cricket to pick up 300 wickets. At a time, where the ‘Doosra’ had not yet been discovered, Gibbs relied on his height to extract the bounce, and his unusually long fingers to get turn out of the wickets. It was his ability to keep one end bottled up with his accuracy that earned him his accolades – and most of his wickets too!

Towards the end of his career, he also managed to develop the quicker, straighter one, something that helped add variety to his bowling. While his 309 wickets in 79 Tests came at an average of 29, his economy rate of 1.98 per over of six balls each was something to really marvel. He passed the 300 wickets mark in his last series – against Australia – and retired soon after having a not so successful tour at an age of 42.

Gibbs, who was incidentally the cousin of Clive Lloyd, later migrated to USA and settled there for many years, before managing the West Indian team in 1991.

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Lance Gibbs Statistics

Debut
West Indies vs England on Sep 05, 1973
Last
West Indies vs Sri Lanka on Jun 07, 1975
Debut
West Indies vs Pakistan on Feb 05, 1958
Last
West Indies vs Australia on Jan 31, 1976

Lance Gibbs Batting Records

MatR50s100sAvgS/R
3000-0.00
Highest Runs0
Balls Faced0
On DateSep 05, 73
AgainstEnglandENG

Lance Gibbs Bowling Records

MatOWAvgS/REco
326229.5078.002.26
Wickets Taken1
Runs12
On DateSep 07, 73
AgainstEnglandENG

Lance Gibbs Batting Records

MatR50s100sAvgS/R
79488006.97-
Highest Runs25
Balls Faced0
On DateMar 19, 71
AgainstIndiaIND

Lance Gibbs Bowling Records

MatOWAvgS/REco
793389.330929.0987.751.98
Wickets Taken8
Runs38
On DateMar 23, 62
AgainstIndiaIND

Lance Gibbs Fielding Records

CatchesStumpingsRun Outs
5200
Mat: Matches, R: Runs, W: Wickets, O: Overs, S/R: Strike Rate, Eco: Economy Rate, Avg: Average
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