Bob Gale (cricketer)

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Bob Gale
Personal information
Full name Robert Alec Gale
Born (1933-12-10) 10 December 1933 (age 84)
Old Warden, Bedfordshire, England
Batting Left-handed
Bowling Right-arm medium, leg-break
Domestic team information
Years Team
1956–1965 Middlesex
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 (Bob) Gale (born 10 December 1933) is former English first-class cricketer and businessman.

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.[1] 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.[2]

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 serving as President (2001–2003).

He now lives in Pevensey Bay in Sussex.


  1. ^ Wisden 1954, p. 730.
  2. ^ Wisden 1963, p. 420.

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