Australia Test Spinner John Gleeson Passes Away Today at aged 78

Australia Test Spinner John Gleeson Passes Away Today at aged 78 :- The Saturday brought the sad news for the whole cricketing news as former Australian Test spinner; John Gleeson passes away at the age of 78 in the New South Wales. The news hit the headlines after the sudden passing of spinner on Saturday, and the whole Australian media and cricketer showed their condolence.


John Gleeson represented the Australian team between the year 1967 to 1972 and featured in the total number of 29 Test matches for his country. The spinner claimed 93 wickets at an average of 36.20. The spinner came into the limelight in the year 1966-67 when he snapped the telly of 23 wickets in the games of the shield field games.

The impressive show made the selector pick him for the Test match against India in 1967. Although, the breakthrough year came for the Gleeson in the 1968 and 1969 when he claimed two differ in two consecutive matches against West Indies in Brisbane and Melbourne. Then, Gleeson tore the strong batting lineup of South Africa which comprise of Graeme Pollock, Barry Richards with his thrid differ in the year 1970.

Although, in the upcoming years the folded spinner lost his touch and soon he was out of the scheme of Australia selector. Ian Chappel announced the death news of the Greeson during a commentary in a domestic match. Although. Greeson has a minor International career, but his first class record is exceptional where he claimed 430 wickets at an average of 24.95 in just 116 matches.