Cricket: RIP Gary Gilmour

One of Australia’s most dynamic all-rounders and a player immortalised in the World Series Cricket jingle C’mon Aussie C’mon with the words “And Gilmour’s wielding willow like an axe”, Gary Gilmour has passed away aged 62.

Forever remembered for his performance in the 1975 World Cup final against England, where he took 6-14 and then guided Australia to victory with a gritty 28 not out, the bowling part of which was named by Wisden as the best bowling performance in the history of ODI cricket in 2002, Gilmour was a left arm swing bowler who played 15 tests for Australia.

He had a liver transplant in 2005 and has long battled ill health.

Vale Gary: one of the larrikans of the great game.

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