William Gemmill

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William Gemmill
Personal information
Full name William Neilson Gemmill
Born (1900-06-14)14 June 1900
Thio, New Caledonia
Died 18 September 1987(1987-09-18) (aged 87)
Canterbury, Kent, England
Batting Right-handed
Bowling Right-arm medium-fast
Domestic team information
Years Team
1923 Wales
1920–1926 Glamorgan
Career statistics
Competition First-class
Matches 48
Runs scored 1,243
Batting average 14.28
100s/50s –/5
Top score 77
Balls bowled 132
Bowling average
5 wickets in innings
10 wickets in match
Best bowling
Catches/stumpings 31/–
Source: Cricinfo, 28 August 2011

William Neilson Gemmill (14 June 1900 – 18 September 1987) was a Welsh cricketer. Gemmill was a right-handed batsman who bowled right-arm medium-fast. He was born in Thio on the French Pacific island of New Caledonia.

Gemmill made his debut for Glamorgan when the Welsh county was still a Minor county, making his first appearance for the county against Cheshire in the 1920 Minor Counties Championship. He played a further match for the county that season, against Devon.[1] After the 1920 season, Glamorgan were given first-class status for the 1921 season. It was in this season that Gemmill made his first-class debut in the County Championship against Leicestershire. He played first-class cricket for Glamorgan from 1921 to 1926, making 47 first-class appearances.[2] In his 47 first-class matches for Glamorgan, he scored 1,169 runs at an average of 13.59, with a high score of 77.[3] This score, one of four fifties he scored for Glamorgan, came against Sussex in the 1922 County Championship.[4] He also made a single first-class appearance for Wales in 1923 against Scotland.[2] In this match, he scored 74 runs in the Welsh first-innings, before being dismissed by John Fergusson, with Wales winning by an innings and 111 runs.[5]

He died in Canterbury, Kent, England on 18 September 1987.


  1. ^ "Minor Counties Championship Matches played by William Gemmill". CricketArchive. Retrieved 28 August 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "First-Class Matches played by William Gemmill". CricketArchive. Retrieved 28 August 2011. 
  3. ^ "First-class Batting and Fielding For Each Team by William Gemmill". CricketArchive. Retrieved 28 August 2011. 
  4. ^ "Sussex v Glamorgan, 1922 County Championship". CricketArchive. Retrieved 28 August 2011. 
  5. ^ "Scotland v Wales, 1923". CricketArchive. Retrieved 28 August 2011. 

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