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Former `mystery` spinner John Gleeson passes away

Updated: Oct 08, 2016 14:20 IST

Sydney [Australia], Oct.8 (ANI): One of the cricket's original 'mystery spinners', Australia's John Gleeson, recently passed away in Tamworth, New South Wales. He was 78.

"He's sadly passed away in the Tamworth hospital, aged 78," former skipper Ian Chappell confirmed the news during a Matador Cup game.

Meanwhile, Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland paid tribute to Gleeson, saying that the latter used to capture the imagination of cricket fans by bamboozling batsmen with his odd bowling grip, borrowed from another mystery Australian spinner, Jack Iverson.

Gleeson played 29 matches for Australia between 1967 and 1972, taking a total of 93 wickets at an average of 36 with five five-wicket hauls.

He also scalped 430 first-class wickets in a 116 matches he played between 1966 and 1975, predominantly for New South Wales.(ANI)

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