David Ogilvie (cricketer)

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David Ogilvie
Cricket information
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style -
International information
National side
Career statistics
Competition Tests First-class
Matches 5 51
Runs scored 178 3006
Batting average 17.80 34.15
100s/50s -/- 8/10
Top score 47 194
Balls bowled - 6
Wickets - -
Bowling average - -
5 wickets in innings - -
10 wickets in match - -
Best bowling - -
Catches/stumpings 5/- 44/-
Source: Cricinfo

Alan David Ogilvie (born 3 June 1951, Southport, Queensland) is a former Australian cricketer who played in 5 Tests from 1977 to 1978 during World Series Cricket.

Biography[edit]

Ogilvie attended Brisbane Grammar School where he was a champion sportsman, representing the school in rugby, cricket, tennis, athletics and rowing.[1]

He played for the Queensland state colt side and was picked in the Sheffield Shield team in 1971-72[2] but was unable to rise past twelfth man for the next two seasons.

He was eventually dropped from the side and lost his spot in the colts, but good grade form in 1974-75 saw him make his first class debut for Queensland.

1977-78 Season[edit]

Ogilvie started the 1977-78 season extremely well, scoring consecutive centuries against Victoria,[3] Western Australia,[4] and South Australia.[5]

This saw him selected to play at number three in an Australian team weakened by the defections of senior players to World Series Cricket to play India.[6]

Test selection[edit]

Ogilvie made his Test debut in Brisbane and was dismissed cheaply in his first innings, but shared a partnership of 97 with captain Bob Simpson in the second, rescuing Australia from 3-7. These runs proved crucial in Australia's eventual win.[7]

His performance in the second Test was nearly identical - a low score in the first innings, but a painstaking 47 in the second, helping take Australia from 2-33 to 3-172 and set up a two-wicket victory.[8][9]

These performances encouraged the selectors to persevere with Ogilvie for the next two tests. However he failed twice in the third Test[10] and was made twelfth man for the fourth test, before being dropped for the fifth. Indian spinner Bishen Bedi claimed his wicket six out of eight innings.

West Indian tour[edit]

Ogilvie continued to score well in the Sheffield Shield and ultimately ended up making 1215 runs at an average of 50.62 for the season.[11] However, he was not originally chosen for the tour of the West Indies, causing protest from Queensland cricketing circles. He was eventually picked as a back up player when Kim Hughes fell ill and Peter Toohey was injured.[12]

He scored 47 against Guyana[13] and played in the third test, where he failed twice,[14] and was not picked for the fourth test. However, a half century as opener in a tour game against Jamaica[15][16] saw him back in the team for the last test, where he almost repeated a familiar pattern - low score in the first innings, 40-odd in the second innings helping set up a victory - but the game was called off early because of a crowd riot.[17]

End of career[edit]

Ogilvie's form fell away during the 1978-79 season and he was not picked for Australia again that summer. He played his last first class game in 1979[18] and then retired from the game.

He is currently a teacher and counsellor at Brisbane Boys' College.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Oberhardt, Mark (1 September 2008). "'Mark 'The Ear' Oberhardt delivers the sports gossip". The Courier-Mail. Retrieved 12 January 2012. 
  2. ^ "State side gets a new hope.". The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995). ACT: National Library of Australia. 19 January 1972. p. 32. Retrieved 13 December 2014. 
  3. ^ Queensland v Victoria Sheffield Shield 1977/78 Brisbane Cricket Ground, Woolloongabba, Brisbane on 4, 5, 6, 7 November 1977 (4-day match)
  4. ^ Western Australia v Queensland Sheffield Shield 1977/78 Western Australia Cricket Association Ground, Perth on 12, 13, 14, 15 November 1977 (4-day match)
  5. ^ South Australia v Queensland Sheffield Shield 1977/78 Adelaide Oval on 18, 19, 20, 21 November 1977 (4-day match)
  6. ^ "Six new players named.". The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995). ACT: National Library of Australia. 24 November 1977. p. 30. Retrieved 13 December 2014. 
  7. ^ India in Australia 1977/78 (1st Test) Brisbane Cricket Ground, Woolloongabba, Brisbane on 2, 3, 4, 6 December 1977 (5-day match)
  8. ^ India in Australia 1977/78 (2nd Test) Western Australia Cricket Association Ground, Perth on 16, 17, 18, 20, 21 December 1977 (5-day match)
  9. ^ "Australia beats the Indians.". The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995). ACT: National Library of Australia. 22 December 1977. p. 1. Retrieved 13 December 2014. 
  10. ^ India in Australia 1977/78 (3rd Test) Melbourne Cricket Ground on 30, 31 December 1977, 2, 3, 4 January 1978 (5-day match)
  11. ^ "OGILVIE NEAR RUN RECORD.". The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995). ACT: National Library of Australia. 3 March 1978. p. 23. Retrieved 5 December 2014. 
  12. ^ "Ogilvie to join team in West Indies.". The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995). ACT: National Library of Australia. 6 March 1978. p. 1 Section: SPORTS SECTION. Retrieved 5 December 2014. 
  13. ^ "Cosier, Ogilvie bat well.". The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995). ACT: National Library of Australia. 29 March 1978. p. 1 Section: SPORTS SECTION. Retrieved 13 December 2014. 
  14. ^ West Indies v Australia Australia in West Indies and Bermuda 1977/78 (3rd Test) Bourda, Georgetown on 31 March, 1, 2, 4, 5 April 1978 (5-day match)
  15. ^ Jamaica v Australians Australia in West Indies and Bermuda 1977/78 Sabina Park, Kingston on 21, 22, 23, 24 April 1978 (4-day match)
  16. ^ "Sang Hue 'not to stand in Test' CRICKET.". The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995). ACT: National Library of Australia. 27 April 1978. p. 1 Section: SPORTS SECTION. Retrieved 13 December 2014. 
  17. ^ West Indies v Australia Australia in West Indies and Bermuda 1977/78 (5th Test) Sabina Park, Kingston on 28, 29, 30 April, 2, 3 May 1978 (5-day match)
  18. ^ Scorecard for Queensland v England XI, Brisbane Cricket Ground, Woolloongabba, Brisbane on 28, 29, 30, 31 December 1979

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