Richard Gilliat

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Richard Gilliat
Personal information
Full name Richard Michael Charles Gilliat
Born (1944-05-20) 20 May 1944 (age 73)
Ware, Hertfordshire, England
Batting style Left-handed
Bowling style Leg break
Domestic team information
Years Team
1968–1976 Marylebone Cricket Club
1966–1978 Hampshire
1964–1967 Oxford University
Career statistics
Competition FC LA
Matches 269 165
Runs scored 11,589 2,896
Batting average 29.33 21.61
100s/50s 18/61 –/12
Top score 223* 89*
Balls bowled 122
Wickets 3
Bowling average 52.33
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling 1/3
Catches/stumpings 221/– 83/–
Source: Cricinfo, 10 October 2009

Richard Michael Charles Gilliat (born 20 May 1944 Ware, Hertfordshire) is a retired English cricketer.

Gilliat was educated at Charterhouse and Christ Church, Oxford. He represented Oxford University and Hampshire as a left-handed batsman and very occasional leg-break bowler in 269 first-class matches (1964–1978) and 165 List A matches (1968–1978).

His most successful season with the bat was 1969, when he scored the fastest century of the County Championship season (against Essex at Ilford), his highest score (223 not out against Warwickshire at Southampton), and finished with 1386 runs at 39.60, including six centuries.

After succeeding Roy Marshall as County Captain of Hampshire (1971–1978), he led the 1st XI to the 1973 County Championship and he also served as Assistant Secretary under Desmond Eagar.

After his cricket career he returned to Charterhouse as a teacher, and became a housemaster. Following his effective stewardship as housemaster, he was appointed Second Master in 1996 and held this position until his retirement in summer 2004.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Roy Marshall
Hampshire cricket captain
Succeeded by
Bob Stephenson