Gary Gilmour: Former Australia all-rounder dies aged 62

Former Australia all-rounder Gary Gilmour has died at the age of 62.

He shone brightest in 1975, taking 6-14 with his left-arm swing bowling as England were bowled out for 93 in the World Cup semi-final at Headingley, and then hit a match-winning 28 not out.

Gilmour took 5-48 as West Indies won the final at Lord's, and also took nine wickets in an Ashes Test that summer.

Gilmour's record for Australia

  • Tests: 15 games, 483 runs (average 23.00), highest score 101, 54 wickets (average 26.03), best bowling 6-85
  • ODIs: 5 games, 42 runs (av 42.00), HS 28 not out, 16 wickets (av 10.31), BB 6-14

He struggled with ill health in recent years, and ex-team-mates helped raise money for a liver transplant in 2005.

He died at Sydney's Royal Prince Alfred Hospital from various complications following that transplant.

Born in Waratah, Gilmour had a carefree attitude to training and hit a century on his debut for New South Wales, but his international career only spanned 15 Tests and five one-day internationals between 1973 and 1977.

He never hit the heights again after recording figures of 6-85 and 3-72 in that Ashes Test at Headingley, when he outshone star pace duo Dennis Lillee and Jeff Thomson.