Stu Gillespie

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Stu Gillespie
Personal information
Full name Stuart Ross Gillespie
Born (1957-03-02)2 March 1957
Wanganui, New Zealand
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
International information
National side
Only Test (cap 157) 21 February 1986 v Australia
ODI debut (cap 52) 11 January 1986 v India
Last ODI 20 January 1988 v Australia
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC FC
Matches 1 19 36 61
Runs scored 28 70 599 325
Batting average 28.00 11.66 14.97 10.83
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 0/3 0/9
Top score 28 18* 73 25
Balls bowled 162 963 6,283 1,983
Wickets 1 23 99 77
Bowling average 79.00 32.00 27.16 25.75
5 wickets in innings 0 0 3 0
10 wickets in match 0 n/a n/a n/a
Best bowling 1/79 4/30 5/30 4/30
Catches/stumpings 0/- 7/- 18/- 19/-
Source: Cricinfo, 4 February 2017

Stuart Ross Gillespie (born 2 March 1957, Wanganui) is a former New Zealand cricketer who played one Test and 19 One Day Internationals for the New Zealand cricket team.

International career[edit]

He played as a specialist seam bowler, although he did make 28 in his only Test innings as nightwatchman. His Test selection came after taking 13 wickets in the 1985–86 One Day International World Series Cup, although he had only played two first class games in the preceding two seasons. Gillespie took one wicket for 79, which was not enough to keep his place, and after three wickets at a bowling average just above 60 in the 1985–86 home series against Australia he was dropped.

He missed the 1987 World Cup, but returned for the World Series Cup following the tournament, where he played all eight group stage matches and took seven wickets - before he was replaced by Richard Hadlee for the final series.

He never returned to international cricket, and retired the following season.

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