Bob Gregory (cricketer)

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Bob Gregory
Cricket information
Batting Right-handed batsman
Bowling Right-arm leg-break
International information
National side
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 430
Runs scored 19495
Batting average 34.32
100s/50s 39/98
Top score 243
Balls bowled 36434
Wickets 437
Bowling average 32.31
5 wickets in innings 11
10 wickets in match 1
Best bowling 6-21
Catches/stumpings 300/0

Robert James 'Bob' Gregory (26 August 1902 – 6 October 1973) was an English first-class cricketer. Born in Selsdon, Surrey, he was an all-rounder who played for Surrey from 1925 to 1947. He was an attractive right-handed batsman, a leg-break bowler and a fine fielder in the deep. He toured India in 1933-34, but was not selected for any of the Tests.

Despite losing six seasons to World War II, he made 19,495 runs in first-class cricket, at an average of 34.32. He scored 39 centuries, with the highest being 243 against Somerset at The Oval in 1938. He often opened the innings from the mid-1930s onwards. He scored over 2,000 runs in both 1934 and 1937.

He took 437 wickets at 32.31, with best innings figures of 6/21 against Worcestershire at The Oval in 1932 . He once took ten wickets in a match: five in each innings against Middlesex at Lord's in 1930. During his career he held 300 catches.

Gregory died at Wandsworth, London.

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