Keith Gillhouley was a slow left-arm bowler who played First-Class cricket for his native county of Yorkshire and for Nottinghamshire in the 1960s.  Curiously, his most productive season for each of the counties was his first in their colours.

In 1961, he made his debut for Yorkshire and took 77 Championship wickets at 22.10, with a career-best return of 7-82 against Middlesex.  In 1964, his first season at Trent Bridge, he had similarly impressive figures – 74 wickets at 27.82 and a best of 6-95 v Surrey. He did not match those figures again – his last year at Trent Bridge he managed just 10 wickets at 57.90.  For Notts he also played in two List-A matches, taking four wickets – all in one spell against his former county, Yorkshire.  Gillhouley represented the MCC once, also against the Tykes, at Scarborough in 1963 when he reminded the opposition of his potential, taking eight wickets in the match.

Keith Gillhouley was born in Huddersfield on 8 August 1934.


May 2020