- Category : Cricketer
- Type : PSP
- Profile : 5/1 - Heretical / Investigator
- Definition : Split - Small (48,57)
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Spirit 1
Herschelle Herman Gibbs (born 23 February 1974) is a South African cricketer, more specifically known as a batsman.
Gibbs was schooled at St Joseph's Marist College and then Diocesan College in Rondebosch. Gibbs was a gifted sportsman at school playing provincial rugby, cricket and soccer and featuring in SA Schools teams for all three sports.
At backward point, he is considered by some to be the next Jonty Rhodes in his ability to hit the stumps, with a report prepared by Cricinfo in late 2005 showing that since the 1999 Cricket World Cup, he had effected the eighth highest number of run-outs in ODI cricket of any fieldsman, with the tenth highest success rate. Gibbs is said to rarely practice in the nets before a match. It is said he prefers to play on instinct in this case.
He became the first player to hit six sixes in one over in One Day International cricket, doing so against the Netherlands in the 2007 Cricket World Cup. On 8 June 2007 he got married in St Kitts to Tenielle Povey, but divorced soon afterwards.
He was the fifth international franchise player signed to the Caribbean Premier League and the first South African player to be named to the new Twenty20 tournament.