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Full name  Norman Gallichan
Batting style  Right-handed
Last Test  27 July 1937 v England

Name  Norman Gallichan
National side  New Zealand
Role  Cricket Player
Norman Gallichan
Born  3 June 1906 (1906-06-03) Palmerston North, New Zealand
Died  March 25, 1969, Taupo, New Zealand

Bowling style  Slow left-arm orthodox
Test debut (cap 33)  24 July 1937 v England

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Norman Gallichan (3 June 1906 – 25 March 1969) was a New Zealand cricketer who played first-class cricket for Wellington and one Test for New Zealand.


Cricket career

Gallichan was educated at Palmerston North High School. A tall slow left-arm bowler and lower-order batsman, he played most of his cricket for Manawatu in the Hawke Cup competition, appearing irregularly in first-class cricket for Wellington between 1929-30 and 1938-39.

Playing his only full season of Plunket Shield cricket in 1936-37, he took 10 wickets in three matches at an average of 23.50 and made 84 runs at 28.00, and he was a late selection for the 1937 New Zealand tour of England. He did well in the early games, but was reckoned by Wisden to have been inconsistent. His one Test match came in the Second Test at Manchester, where he replaced the injured Alby Roberts. He took three wickets and scored 32 runs in two innings, but Roberts returned for the final Test of the three-match series.

His career-best innings figures came in the match against Scotland just before the Second Test, when he took 6 for 46 and 3 for 38 to help the New Zealanders to a narrow victory. His best match figures came near the end of the tour when he took 5 for 52 and 5 for 20 against Minor Counties in a more emphatic victory. On the tour as a whole he took 59 first-class wickets at an average of 23.94.

He played for Manawatu in the Hawke Cup from 1924-25 to 1946-47, taking 177 wickets at 11.59 and making 1409 runs at 32.76. In 1935-36, when Manawatu held the title throughout the season, he took 30 wickets in four matches at an average of only 6.66.


Gallichan died in Taupo in 1969 and was buried at Taupo Public Cemetery.


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