Bob Gale (cricketer)

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Bob Gale
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Personal information
Full nameRobert Alec Gale
Born(1933-12-10)10 December 1933
Old Warden, Bedfordshire, England
Died20 April 2018(2018-04-20) (aged 84)
BattingLeft-handed
BowlingRight-arm medium, leg-break
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
1956–1965Middlesex
Career statistics
Competition First-class List A
Matches 242 9
Runs scored 12505 204
Batting average 29.35 22.66
100s/50s 15/63 –/2
Top score 200 86
Balls bowled 3066
Wickets 47
Bowling average 37.19
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling 4/57
Catches/stumpings 126/– 2/–
Source: Cricket Archive, 8 November 2013

Robert Alec Gale (10 December 1933 – 20 April 2018) was an English first-class cricketer and businessman.[1]

Life[edit]

Gale was born in Old Warden in Bedfordshire and was educated at Bedford Modern School, where he captained the school cricket team from 1951 to 1953.[2] After national service in the Army, he represented Middlesex as a swashbuckling left-handed opening batsman between 1956 and 1965. He forged a successful opening partnership with Eric Russell. His highest score was 200, scored in only five hours, against Glamorgan at Newport in July 1962.[3]

With Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) teams he toured South America in 1964–65, Canada and the United States in 1967, and the Netherlands in 1968.

He established a successful career in the City of London following his retirement from first-class cricket. He became a longtime member of the Middlesex general committee, before serving nine years as the Chairman of the cricket committee (1989–1998) and President (2001–2003).

He retired to Pevensey Bay in Sussex and died on 20 April 2018,[4] aged 84 years and 131 days. He was the club's ninth oldest living first-class cricketer at his death.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MIDDLESEX MOURNS THE PASSING OF FORMER PLAYER AND PRESIDENT BOB GALE". middlesexccc.com. Retrieved 15 April 2019.
  2. ^ Wisden 1954, p. 730.
  3. ^ Wisden 1963, p. 420.
  4. ^ "Middlesex Mourns the Passing of Former Player and President Bob Gale". Middlesex Cricket. Retrieved 26 April 2018.

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