Ross Gregory

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Ross Gregory
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Personal information
Full name Ross Gerald Gregory
Born (1916-02-27)27 February 1916
Malvern, Victoria,[1] Australia
Died 10 June 1942(1942-06-10) (aged 26)
Gaffargaon, Bengal, British India[2]
Batting style Right hand bat
Bowling style legbreak
Role Batsman
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 159) 29 January 1937 v England
Last Test 3 March 1937 v England
Domestic team information
Years Team
1933/34-1938/39 Victoria
Career statistics
Competition Tests First-class
Matches 2 24
Runs scored 153 1,874
Batting average 51.00 38.24
100s/50s 0/2 1/17
Top score 80 128
Balls bowled 24 3,709
Wickets 0 50
Bowling average 35.34
5 wickets in innings 0 1
10 wickets in match 0 0
Best bowling 0/14 5/69
Catches/stumpings 1/– 20/–
Source: CricketArchive, 3 August 2009

Ross Gerald Gregory (27 February 1916[1] – 10 June 1942) was an Australian Test cricketer.

Gregory, a diminutive gifted right-hand batsman, was a precocious batting talent, making his debut for Victoria while still at school and his Test cricket debut before the age of 21 in the 1936-37 season, after scoring 128 for his state against Gubby Allen's MCC tourists. Although this was his only first class century he scored 17 fifties in his 33 games and took 50 wickets with his leg breaks and googlies. He compiled 23, 50 and 80 in his three Test innings, making a major contribution as Australia came back from 2-0 down to win the Ashes 3-2.

During the Second World War, Gregory enlisted in the Royal Australian Air Force and attained the rank of Pilot Officer.[2] He was killed in action near the village of Gaffargaon, East Bengal (now Bangladesh) in 1942 aged 26.[3]

Born in Malvern, a suburb of Melbourne,[1] he was educated at Wesley College, Melbourne.

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  1. ^ a b c Frith, pp. 3–4. Gregory believed his birthdate was 28 February but the birth was registered as 27 February. The birth was also registered as "Gerald Ross" rather than "Ross Gerald". His birthplace is often listed as the small country town of Murchison, Victoria—the normal family residence—but he was actually born in the eastern Melbourne suburb of Malvern, Victoria.
  2. ^ a b Frith, p. 299.
  3. ^ Frith, p. 297. Many cricket texts place Gaffagaon in Assam, that is not correct.

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