One was a bowler who made a ton as a night-watchman in the World Series days....The Replacements
Gary 'Gus' Gilmour was one but not that one.
Gilmour was a brilliant cricketer but had two big issues...he preferred to stay in Newcastle rather than play in Sydney, and enjoyed the high life...suffering a lot from gout. Took 6-8 in a World Cup Semi Final, I think in 1975. Could swing the ball at will. Max Walker was an excellent test cricketer, but Gilmour would have had his spot if healthy.
Correct and all done.
WA leggie who took 3-12 in his first go under Bob Simpson against India, but I think he took 1-296 in his remaining games. He did go in as a night-watchman and made 109 from memory.
I think it was 107 but not 100% sure. He was a genuine night-watchman too unlike a couple of other dubious ones
And it was 1-304 not 1-296
My memory is shot
It was only 39 years ago
He was a capable bat but you'd never bat him in the top 6.
FC average of more than 24 with 2 tons and 11 fifties. You'd compare that at about the Starc level.
And to substantiate my collapsing memory, Gouty Gus took 6-14 in the WC final and another 5 in the losing effort in the final.