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Full Name  Ottis Delroy Gibson
Born  (1969-03-16) 16 March 1969 (age 45)
Birth Place  Saint Peter, Barbados
Team coached  West Indies cricket team (2010–2014)
Name  Ottis Gibson
National team   West Indies
Height  6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Batting style  Right-handed
Bowling style  Right arm fast

Ottis Gibson (Cricketer)
Competition Tests ODI FC LA
Matches 2 15 177 212
Runs scored 93 141 5,604 2,548
Batting average 23.25 14.10 24.25 21.05
100s/50s 0/0 0/1 2/29 1/5
Top score 37 52 155 *
Balls bowled 472 739 32,441 9,807
Wickets 3 34 659 310
Bowling average 91.66 18.26 27.79 24.30
5 wickets in innings 2 28 5
10 wickets in match n/a 8 n/a
Best bowling 2/81 5/40 10/47 5/19
Catches/stumpings 0/– 3/– 68/– 59/–

Ottis Delroy Gibson (born 16 March 1969) is a cricket coach and former player from Barbados. A pace bowler and exploiter of the older cricket ball for the West Indies, Gibson is now head coach for the West Indies. He previously worked as bowling coach for England.


International career

Gibson made two Test appearances for the West Indies. In his first outing against England in 1995, he picked up the wickets of Alec Stewart and Darren Gough in the first innings, finishing with figures of 2-81, but was less successful in the second with 0-51. With the bat he made 29 and 14, as the West Indies slumped to a 72 run defeat.

His second appearance came in 1999 against South Africa. He took the wicket of Jacques Kallis in the first innings to end with 1-92, but in the second innings, again finished with 0-51. He made his highest Test score of 37 during his first knock, and made 13 before being run out in his second. South Africa eventually won by 149 runs.

Gibson was seen primarily as a one-day specialist - "his hard-hitting late middle-order batting was particularly effective in the closing overs of the innings." He played in 15 One Day Internationals, top scoring with 52 against Australia and taking best figures of 5-42 against Sri Lanka. He took another 5 wicket haul against the same opposition and two four-fors, finishing with an impressive bowling average of 18.26.

Cricketing career

Gibsons county cricket career saw him play for Glamorgan before taking up coaching with the ECB after a series of niggling injuries. However, he returned to playing with Leicestershire in 2004. In 2006, he moved to Durham. As well as playing for three South African provincial sides, Gibson has also made appearances for Staffordshire.

Durham career

Gibson signed a two year contract with Durham in 2006. In his first season, he picked up 48 wickets and recorded a highest first-class score of 155, to keep his side in the division.

On 22 July 2007, he took 10/47 against Hampshire, becoming the 79th bowler in first-class cricket to take 10 wickets in an innings and the first in the County Championship since Richard Johnson in 1994:


Ottis Gibson Wikipedia

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