David Ogilvie

Country: Australia
Born: June 03, 1951, Southport, Queensland
Batting Style: Right hand Bat

David Ogilvie Bio

Alan David Ogilvie, better known as David Ogilvie, was a flamboyant right-hand batsman who made a name for himself in Australian cricket during the late 1970s. Born on February 11, 1950, in Australia, Ogilvie was easily distinguished by his vibrant flame-red hair and a bushy beard that added to his charismatic persona both on and off the field.

Ogilvie’s breakthrough season came in 1977-78 when he created ripples in the cricketing world with his exceptional batting prowess. During this remarkable season, he amassed a staggering 1060 runs at an outstanding average of 66.25, including six centuries. His remarkable feat was eclipsed only by renowned Australian cricketing icons, Bill Ponsford and Don Bradman, a testament to his exceptional talent and skill with the bat.

This impressive performance earned Ogilvie a spot in the Australian squad, but unfortunately, his selection came at a time when tensions were high due to several defections to World Series Cricket. Despite the promise he had shown in domestic cricket, Ogilvie struggled to make an impact in the three Tests against India that summer. The pressure of international cricket combined with the tumultuous atmosphere within the team eventually led to Ogilvie being dropped from the side.

However, a stroke of luck came Ogilvie’s way when he was given a second chance to prove himself on the international stage. He was flown to the Caribbean to join the Australian team for a highly contentious series. Unfortunately, Ogilvie once again found it difficult to establish himself and failed to leave a lasting mark on the series.

Regrettably, Ogilvie’s cricketing career began to fade within a couple of years. Despite his initial promise, he struggled to regain his form and solidify his position in the Australian squad. This decline led to his eventual disappearance from the cricketing scene, leaving behind memories of a talented player who had momentarily shone brightly but was unable to maintain his success.

While his international cricket career may have been short-lived, David Ogilvie’s impact on Australian domestic cricket cannot be underestimated. His exceptional season of 1977-78 and the records he broke will forever be etched in the annals of Australian cricket history. He remains a reminder that talent alone is not always enough to withstand the pressures and challenges of international cricket.

Beyond his cricketing prowess, little is known about Ogilvie’s life outside of the sport. Although his time in the limelight may have been brief, his vivid appearance and unforgettable performances make him an unforgettable figure in Australian cricket. Despite the uncertainties and disappointments he faced during his career, David Ogilvie’s legacy serves as a reminder of the unpredictable nature of sport and the resilience required to succeed at the highest level.

David Ogilvie Career Stats

David Ogilvie Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 5 10 0 178 47 17.8 - - 0 0 17 0 5 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 51 93 5 3006 194 34.15 - - 8 10 - - 44 0
List A 8 8 0 212 82 26.5 - - 0 2 - - 3 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

David Ogilvie Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 5 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs - - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 51 - 6 4 0 - - - 4 - 0 0 0
List A 8 - 0 0 0 - - - - - 0 0 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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