ICC Hall of Fame

Lance Gibbs
Inducted: 2009 | Career: 1958 - 1976


WIWest Indies

One of West Indies' greatest ever spinners, Lance Gibbs held the World record for most Test wickets at one time. He finished his career with 309 Test wickets at an average of 29.09 with a staggering economy rate of just 1.98.

Player Bio

Born on September 29, 1934, Lance Gibbs was a former West Indies off-spinner, who played for the national side from 1958 to 1976. Gibbs played 79 Test matches, taking 309 wickets at an average of 29.09. He was the second bowler and first spinner to enter the elite 300-wicket club, a feat he achieved during his last Test series, in when he picked up 16 wickets. His 309 Test wickets remained a world record till Dennis Lillee went past him in December 1981. After his retirement from cricket, Gibbs emigrated to the United States of America, but returned to prominence briefly in 1991 when he managed West Indies on its tour of England.

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29 Sep 1934
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Date of debut:
5 Feb 1958