Australia's 1975 World Cup hero Gary Gilmour dead at 62
Last Updated: 10/06/14 3:00pm
Former Australia all-rounder Gary Gilmour has died at the age of 62.
Gilmour, a left-arm swing bowler and aggressive batsman, played 15 Tests between 1973 and 1977 and starred at the inaugural World Cup in 1975.
He took 6-14 and scored 28 not out in Australia's semi-final win over hosts England and followed up with 5-48 in a losing cause against West Indies in the final at Lord's.
He was at the front of the queue when they were handing out talent, but unfortunately he was right at the back of the queue when they handed out health and good luck.
Ian Chappell on Gary Gilmour
Gilmour had suffered health problems in recent years and underwent a liver transplant in 2005 following fundraising efforts for the operation led by his former Australia captain Ian Chappell.
He is survived by wife Helen, two sons and a daughter.
"He was at the front of the queue when they were handing out talent, but unfortunately he was right at the back of the queue when they handed out health and good luck," Chappell told the Sydney Morning Herald.
"He had unbelievable ability and I think that was best summed up by his performance in the (1975) World Cup semi-final at Headingley.
"We were desperate to win that game, not just because it was England, our great rivals. But they didn't think we could play one-day cricket.
"Gus swung the ball all over the place, and then he got us home with the bat... It was an incredible performance in such a big game."