Norman Gallichan

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Norman Gallichan
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Personal information
Full nameNorman Gallichan
Born(1906-06-03)3 June 1906
Palmerston North, New Zealand
Died25 March 1969(1969-03-25) (aged 62)
Taupo, New Zealand
BattingRight-handed
BowlingSlow left-arm orthodox
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 33)24 July 1937 v England
Last Test27 July 1937 v England
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
1929/30–1938/39Wellington
Career statistics
Competition Test First-class
Matches 1 31
Runs scored 32 636
Batting average 16.00 18.17
100s/50s –/– –/3
Top score 30 62
Balls bowled 264 5559
Wickets 3 86
Bowling average 37.66 26.09
5 wickets in innings 4
10 wickets in match 1
Best bowling 3/99 6/46
Catches/stumpings –/– 22/–
Source: Cricinfo, 23 June 2009

Norman Gallichan (3 June 1906 – 25 March 1969) was a New Zealand cricketer who played first-class cricket for Wellington and one Test for New Zealand.

Cricket career[edit]

Gallichan was educated at Palmerston North High School.[1] A tall slow-left-arm bowler and lower-order batsman, he played most of his cricket for Manawatu in the Hawke Cup competition, appearing irregularly in first-class cricket for Wellington between 1929–30 and 1938-39. After he took five wickets for Manawatu against the touring MCC in 1929-30, the English players Frank Woolley and K. S. Duleepsinhji singled him out as the best bowler in New Zealand.[2]

Playing his only full season of Plunket Shield cricket in 1936-37, he took 10 wickets in three matches at an average of 23.50[3] and made 84 runs at 28.00,[4] and he was a late selection for the 1937 New Zealand tour of England when it was decided to take 15 instead of 14 players.[5] He did well in the early games, but was reckoned by Wisden to have been inconsistent,[6] his one Test match came in the Second Test at Manchester, where he replaced the injured Alby Roberts.[7] He took three wickets and scored 32 runs in two innings, but Roberts returned for the final Test of the three-match series.

His career-best innings figures came in the match against Scotland just before the Second Test, when he took 6 for 46 and 3 for 38 to help the New Zealanders to a narrow victory,[8] his best match figures came near the end of the tour when he took 5 for 52 and 5 for 20 against Minor Counties in a more emphatic victory.[9] On the tour as a whole he took 59 first-class wickets at an average of 23.94.[10]

He played for Manawatu in the Hawke Cup from 1924-25 to 1946-47, taking 177 wickets at 11.59 and making 1409 runs at 32.76.[11] In 1935-36, when Manawatu held the title throughout the season, he took 30 wickets in four matches at an average of only 6.66.[12] In 2011 he was selected in the Hawke Cup Team of the Century.[13]

Death[edit]

Gallichan died in Taupo in 1969 and was buried at Taupo Public Cemetery.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ New Zealand Truth, 13 November 1930, p. 16.
  2. ^ "Cricket notes: N. Gallichan's career". Manawatu Standard: 7. 31 March 1937.
  3. ^ Plunket Shield bowling 1936-37
  4. ^ Plunket Shield batting 1936-37
  5. ^ "Gallichan to join N.Z. team". Press. LXXIII (22049): 14. 24 March 1937. Retrieved 6 November 2017.
  6. ^ "New Zealanders in England in 1937". Wisden Cricketers' Almanack (1938 ed.). Wisden. pp. 192–196.
  7. ^ "New Zealanders in England in 1937". Wisden Cricketers' Almanack (1938 ed.). Wisden. pp. 224–226.
  8. ^ "Scotland v New Zealanders 1937". CricketArchive. Retrieved 10 May 2017.
  9. ^ "Minor Counties v New Zealanders 1937". CricketArchive. Retrieved 10 May 2017.
  10. ^ New Zealanders in British Isles 1937 bowling
  11. ^ "Obituaries, 1969". Wisden Cricketers' Almanack (1970 ed.). Wisden. p. 1021.
  12. ^ "Bowling in Hawke Cup 1935-36". CricketArchive. Retrieved 10 May 2017.
  13. ^ Martin, Wayne (21 February 2017). "Nelson hold an esteemed place in annals of Hawke Cup cricket history". Stuff.co.nz. Retrieved 29 March 2017.
  14. ^ "Deceased details". Taupo District Council. Retrieved 17 January 2015.

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