|Full name||Ross Gerald Gregory|
27 February 1916|
Malvern, Victoria, Australia
|Died||10 June 1942
Gaffargaon, Bengal, British India
|Batting style||Right hand bat|
|Test debut (cap 159)||29 January 1937 v England|
|Last Test||3 March 1937 v England|
|Domestic team information|
|Source: CricketArchive, 3 August 2009|
Gregory, a diminutive gifted right-hand batsman, was a precocious batting talent, making his debut for Victoria while still at school and his Test cricket debut before the age of 21 in the 1936-37 season, after scoring 128 for his state against Gubby Allen's MCC tourists. Although this was his only first class century he scored 17 fifties in his 33 games and took 50 wickets with his leg breaks and googlies. He compiled 23, 50 and 80 in his three Test innings, making a major contribution as Australia came back from 2-0 down to win the Ashes 3-2.
During the Second World War, Gregory enlisted in the Royal Australian Air Force and attained the rank of Pilot Officer. He was killed in action near the village of Gaffargaon, East Bengal (now Bangladesh) in 1942 aged 26.
- Frith, pp. 3–4. Gregory believed his birthdate was 28 February but the birth was registered as 27 February. The birth was also registered as "Gerald Ross" rather than "Ross Gerald". His birthplace is often listed as the small country town of Murchison, Victoria—the normal family residence—but he was actually born in the eastern Melbourne suburb of Malvern, Victoria.
- Frith, p. 299.
- Frith, p. 297. Many cricket texts place Gaffagaon in Assam, that is not correct.