Gary Troup

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Gary Troup
Gary Troup ONZM (cropped).jpg
Troup in 2016
Personal information
Full nameGary Bertram Troup
Born(1952-10-02)2 October 1952
Taumarunui, New Zealand
BowlingLeft-arm fast-medium
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 138)18 November 1976 v India
Last Test28 February 1986 v Australia
ODI debut (cap 26)16 October 1976 v Pakistan
Last ODI23 April 1985 v West Indies
Domestic team information
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 15 22 100 63
Runs scored 55 101 925 213
Batting average 4.58 25.25 12.17 11.83
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0
Top score 13* 39 60* 39
Balls bowled 3183 1,180 16,725 3,225
Wickets 39 32 272 95
Bowling average 37.28 24.71 27.72 19.98
5 wickets in innings 1 0 5 0
10 wickets in match 1 0 1 0
Best bowling 6/95 4/19 6/48 4/19
Catches/stumpings 2/– 2/– 39/– 10/–
Source: Cricinfo, 4 April 2017

Gary Bertram Troup ONZM (born 3 October 1952) is a New Zealand former cricketer and local politician who played 15 Tests and 22 One Day Internationals for New Zealand.

International career[edit]

Troup made his Test debut for the New Zealand on 18 November 1976 against India, he was born in Taumarunui.

In 1979/80, at the dramatic conclusion to the First Test against Clive Lloyd's West Indians at Carisbrook, Dunedin, Troup was joined at the crease by Stephen Boock with New Zealand 9/100 and needing four more runs to win this historic match.

The two tailenders took the Black Caps to their first test win over the West Indies, and what would ultimately become their first series win over the Caribbean giants, when they scrambled through for a leg bye as scores were level. In a controversial tour, marred by umpiring disputes and some ugly onfield behaviour by the tourists, New Zealand won the series 1–0 after drawing the next two tests in Christchurch and Auckland.

In what was Troup's best test series he finished with 18 wickets for 371 runs (av. 20.61) including a ten wicket haul in the Third Test at Eden Park (4–71 and 6–95).

He played his final test for New Zealand in 1986.

Political career[edit]

Troup served twelve years on the Papatoetoe Community Board; six of those years as chairman, he was then elected as a councillor for the Papatoetoe ward on the Manukau City Council in 2007. In April 2008 he was made the Deputy Mayor, replacing Su’a William Sio.[1]

In the 2010 Auckland Council elections Troup ran in the Manukau Ward, placing fifth with 9,136 votes.[2]


In the 2016 Queen's Birthday Honours, Troup was appointed an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to sport and the community.[3]


  1. ^ Councillor Troup moves up the batting order, 27 April 2008
  2. ^ Gary Troup
  3. ^ "Queen's 90th birthday honours list 2016". Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. 6 June 2016. Retrieved 6 June 2016.

External links[edit]

Gary Troup at ESPNcricinfo