Gary Wilson (cricketer)

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Gary Wilson
Personal information
Full name Gary Craig Wilson
Born (1986-02-05) 5 February 1986 (age 31)
Dundonald, Northern Ireland
Nickname Gaz, Wils
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Batting style Right-handed
Role Wicket-keeper
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 19) 23 June 2007 v India
Last ODI 24 March 2017 v Afghanistan
ODI shirt no. 14
T20I debut (cap 11) 2 August 2008 v Scotland
Last T20I 12 March 2017 v Afghanistan
T20I shirt no. 14
Domestic team information
Years Team
2008–2016 Surrey (squad no. 14)
2017–present Derbyshire
Career statistics
Competition ODI T20I FC LA
Matches 78 53 85 171
Runs scored 1,663 891 4,010 3,243
Batting average 25.19 22.27 36.12 23.16
100s/50s 1/11 0/1 3/25 1/20
Top score 113 65* 160* 113
Balls bowled 108
Wickets 0
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match n/a n/a n/a
Best bowling
Catches/stumpings 57/10 28/4 158/5 128/26
Source: CricketArchive, 23 April 2017

Gary Craig Wilson born February 5, 1986 is an Irish cricketer. He plays for Irish cricket in One Day Internationals and Twenty20 Internationals. He is a right-handed batsman and a wicket-keeper. He has played for the Ireland cricket team since 2004, when he participated in the Under 19s World Cup.

In June 2014, he was named captain of the Surrey County Cricket Club. He scored career best unbeaten 160 exhibited his skill of the captaincy at The Oval. [1]

Wilson was awarded his County cap on 20 August 2014. [2] He attended Methodist College Belfast.

On 19th September 2016, Wilson signed a three year contract with Derbyshire County Cricket Club

Domestic career[edit]

Two years later, in 2006, he participated in the competition for the second time, when his team finished in thirteenth place. He also plays for Surrey County Cricket Club in England's domestic competitions.

Wilson played for Ireland in the 2005 ICC Intercontinental Cup and has been playing for Surrey's first team since 2008. He made his Irish ODI debut against India on 23 June 2007 at Stormont.

In a match against Leicestershire in August 2010, Wilson scored his maiden first-class century, beating his previous best score of 62. His 125 runs came from 235 balls while batting at number six.[3]

It has been harder work securing a county starting berth, as he has been tried in different top-order positions without consistent success, but Surrey have persisted with him in the middle order and he was a regular starter in 2013, making only his second Championship hundred.

International career[edit]

Wilson was selected in Ireland's 15-man squad for the 2011 World Cup.[4] During the tournament it was announced that Wilson had agreed to extend his contract with Surrey to 2012.[5]

International centuries[edit]

One Day International centuries[edit]

Gary Wilson's One Day International centuries
# Runs Match Against City/Country Venue Year Result
1 113 21  Netherlands Republic of Ireland Dublin, Ireland Clontarf Cricket Club Ground 2010 Won

International Awards[edit]

One-Day International Cricket[edit]

Man of the Match awards[edit]

S No Opponent Venue Date Match Performance Result
1 UAE The Gabba, Brisbane 25 February 2015 2 ct. ; 80 (69 balls, 9x4)  Ireland won by 2 wickets.[6]

Twenty 20 International cricket[edit]

Man of the Match Awards[edit]

# Series Date Opponent Match Performance Result
1 Desert T20 Challenge 20 January 2017 Scotland 65* (29 balls, 8×4, 3×6); WK.  Ireland won by 98 runs.[7]


Gary Wilson keeping against Essex in the Friends Provident Trophy at Castle Avenue in 2007.

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