Gilmour dies at 62

  • Last Updated: June 10 2014, 10:46 BST

Cricket Australia has paid tribute to former Test player Gary Gilmour who has died at the age of 62.

Gary Gilmour: Has died at the age of 62
Gary Gilmour: Has died at the age of 62

The all-rounder - who had been ill for some time - played 15 Tests for the Baggy Green.

One of his finest hours came when he dismantled England in the 1975 World Cup semi-final when he took six wickets for 14.

He took 54 Test wickets as the 267th man to represent Australia.

CA chief executive officer James Sutherland said: "Gary was a captivating talent who had the rare ability to single-handedly turn a game.

"Anyone who witnessed Gary in full flight during the 1970s will remember fondly how he could influence matches with his all-round abilities."

Current coach Darren Lehmann added: "On behalf of the Australian cricket team, I take this opportunity to pass on our condolences to the Gilmour family following the passing of Gary earlier today."