John William Gleeson was born on March 14, 1938, and died on October 8, 2016.
He was an Australian cricketer.
Gleeson played in 29 Tests from 1967 to 1972.
John was best known for his unique bowling style, which according to Cricket Australia CEO, James Sutherland, “bamboozled batsmen” and “regularly dumbfound the best batsmen in any team”.
Hewas one of the prominent debutants of the 1966–67 Australian cricket season in the Sheffield Shield, taking 23 wickets in six matches.
During the 1966–67 season, he took four wickets in five balls, including a hat-trick, in a Sydney grade game, before taking 5/28 against Victoria.
John Gleeson passed away at 78 years old.