Full Name: Mark Raymond Gillespie
Born: October 17 1979 , Wanganui, New Zealand
Other teams: New Zealand
Batting Style: Right Hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right Arm Fast-Medium
Made his name as a specialist death-bowler in New Zealand's domestic one-day cricket, playing for Wellington. He took 43 wickets in the 2005-06 season at an excellent average of 23.16, and was rewarded with a place in the New Zealand A side for the top-end series. He was also a surprise call-up to New Zealand's Champions Trophy squad, having never played international cricket. He did not play in the tournament, but made his debut in the five-match series against Sri Lanka at the end of 2006.