Sam Gannon

Country: Australia
Born: February 08, 1947, Subiaco, Perth, Western Australia
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Left arm Fast medium
Died: February 05, 2021, Perth, Western Australia, (aged 73y 363d)

Sam Gannon Bio

John Bryant Gannon, a talented cricket player from Australia, had a rather fleeting Test career. Although he made his debut for Western Australia in 1966-67, his chances of securing a regular place in the state side were greatly hindered by the stiff competition from renowned players such as Dennis Lillee, Bob Massie, and Ian Brayshaw. However, it was the opportune moment created by the mass defection of Australian players to World Series Cricket that paved the way for Gannon’s entry into the Australian national team.

Gannon’s impact in his debut match was undeniable as he showcased his skills by claiming impressive figures of 6 for 107 against South Australia. Despite this commendable performance, he faced stiff competition for a regular spot in the Western Australia squad and endured a dry spell of almost five summers from November 1972. However, his determination and talent paid off when he was recalled for the 1977-78 season.

Within a mere five matches, Gannon’s consistent performances against South Australia and the touring Indians caught the attention of the national selectors. This led to his call-up to represent Australia, an accomplishment that he had dreamed of for a long time. Making his Test debut on his home ground at Perth, Gannon showcased his skills and played a pivotal role in Australia’s two-wicket victory over their rivals. In this match, he tallied impressive figures of 3 for 84 and 4 for 77, leaving a lasting impression.

Despite a strong debut showing, Gannon’s form seemed to waver in the subsequent two Tests against India, wherein he managed to claim only four wickets. Unfortunately for Gannon, this lackluster performance coincided with Australia’s losses, and as a result, he was dropped from the team. Thus, Gannon’s time in the limelight was short-lived, and he would not make a return to the national team.

Nevertheless, Gannon continued to ply his trade for Western Australia during the first part of the following season. However, eventually slipping out of the Western Australian side, he quietly bid farewell to his cricketing career.

Although Gannon’s Test career may have been relatively brief, his contributions to Western Australian cricket should not be overlooked. Despite facing fierce competition, he displayed glimpses of his talent and potential, leaving a lasting impact during his sporadic appearances. While his time on the international stage may have been fleeting, it is these moments of success that serve as a testament to his cricketing abilities. Ultimately, John Bryant Gannon will be remembered as a committed and talented cricketer who made the most of the opportunities that came his way during his cricketing journey.

Sam Gannon Career Stats

Sam Gannon Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 3 5 4 3 3* 3 17 17.64 0 0 0 0 3 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 40 43 21 141 20 6.4 - - 0 0 - - 19 0
List A 10 3 2 4 3* 4 - - 0 0 - - 5 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Sam Gannon Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 3 5 726 361 11 4/77 7/161 32.81 3.97 66 1 0 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs - - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 40 - - 3565 117 6/107 - 30.47 - - - 2 0
List A 10 - 617 356 17 4/21 4/21 20.94 3.46 36.2 2 0 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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