16th September 1974, Broxburn, Scotland
Scotland v Essex, Lochside Park, 1993
Gavin Hamilton is an all-round cricketer who played one Test for England and also appeared in a number of One Day Internationals for Scotland. From a Linlithgow family, he was educated in Kent.
He returned to win Scotland Under 16 and Under 19 caps as a batsman who bowled a bit of medium pace, but after wintering in South Africa under the guidance of Omar Henry, he came back to continue his career at West Lothian County Cricket Club as a genuine pace bowler with a very fast arm.
He began his senior career in 1993, taking 5-65 in the first innings of his first-class debut, in Scotland’s annual game against Ireland. He also played a few times that year for Yorkshire’s Second XI, making his first-team debut for the county in 1994. He took a few years to become established in the side, but by 1998 was an important team member: that summer he took 59 first-class wickets at 20.54 as well as scoring six fifties, and claimed 34 one-day scalps at 18.94.
Playing for Scotland and the Scottish Saltires. In 2008, while playing against Ireland, Hamilton scored his maiden One Day International century. Hamilton was appointed captain of the Scottish One Day International team in April 2009.