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Adam Gilchrist 10 yrs before he played test cricket...

DaRick

State Vice-Captain
It's interesting to watch...but he already mentioned this stint in a few of his promotional cricket ads.
 

stumpski

International Captain
There's also a good piece in this month's Spin magazine, written by his one-time Richmond captain Chris Goldie. When he joined the club Goldie told him "I'm a batsman-keeper as well, but you can play in the Sunday team, and if you're any good you can play as a batsman on Saturdays."

Suffice to say it didn't take long before he was playing in every game.
 

Jungle Jumbo

International Vice-Captain
Christ, 11 hundreds... is it the picture quality or does his action appear a bit jerkier? Maybe because it's the slowness of the wicket and the bowlers.

Also, anyone else think he looks nearer 30 than 17 in those pictures?
 

Richard

Cricket Web Staff Member
I said when Gelman posted the vid the first time that he doesn't look a hell of a lot different to how he did when he came onto the World stage, and he obviously speaks brilliantly for his age. But I don't think he quite looks Ryder-esque.
 

Son Of Coco

Hall of Fame Member
He was about this age when I saw him while I was at his dad's cricket camp in Lismore.

Interestingly, in his junior days a guy from our club played rep with Gilly and he used to keep and Gilly batted. Gilly went on to the Aussie team and this guy discovered drugs and alcohol.
 

chaminda_00

Hall of Fame Member
He was about this age when I saw him while I was at his dad's cricket camp in Lismore.

Interestingly, in his junior days a guy from our club played rep with Gilly and he used to keep and Gilly batted. Gilly went on to the Aussie team and this guy discovered drugs and alcohol.
Did Gilly move rep teams back then as well, when he wasn't given the gloves back then as well?
 

Son Of Coco

Hall of Fame Member
Did Gilly move rep teams back then as well, when he wasn't given the gloves back then as well?
Nah, I don't think so.

I think you'll find he moved from NSW to WA to actually get a start in the team regularly. A cricketing giant by the name of Greg Dwyer (if my memory serves me correctly!?) stood in his way at NSW.
 

chaminda_00

Hall of Fame Member
Nah, I don't think so.

I think you'll find he moved from NSW to WA to actually get a start in the team regularly. A cricketing giant by the name of Greg Dwyer (if my memory serves me correctly!?) stood in his way at NSW.
Was Phil Emery, but he was getting a run as specialist bat at the back end of last season before he moved though.
 

Son Of Coco

Hall of Fame Member
Was Phil Emery, but he was getting a run as specialist bat at the back end of last season before he moved.
Ah...I knew it was someone who wasn't very special.

I guess he wanted to be keeper-batsmen. Not really a reason to have a go at him given how it turned out. He would've hardly played for NSW anyway. It was up to NSW to recognise his potential and ensure he stayed. In hindsight, I'm pretty sure they'd have made a different decision.
 

chaminda_00

Hall of Fame Member
Ah...I knew it was someone who wasn't very special.

I guess he wanted to be keeper-batsmen. Not really a reason to have a go at him given how it turned out. He would've hardly played for NSW anyway. It was up to NSW to recognise his potential and ensure he stayed. In hindsight, I'm pretty sure they'd have made a different decision.
He actually was going to be picked as specialist batsmen and get a decent run in the side from all reports and potentially replace Emery with the gloves later on. But at the end of the day the gloves were more important then just playing FC cricket. Game time was never going to be a major problem at NSW, it was only the lack of certainity over keeping. As NSW sure him as batsmen first and keeper batsmen 2nd. Whereas WA were looking for a replacement for the aging Tim Zoerner(sp).
 

Son Of Coco

Hall of Fame Member
He actually was going to be picked as specialist batsmen and get a decent run in the side from all reports and potentially replace Emery with the gloves later on. But at the end of the day the gloves were more important then just playing FC cricket. Game time was never going to be a major problem at NSW, it was only the lack of certainity over keeping. As NSW sure him as batsmen first and keeper batsmen 2nd. Whereas WA were looking for a replacement for the aging Tim Zoerner(sp).
So WA offered absolute security in all areas.
 

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