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Greg Chappell

Profession: Cricket Batsman


Why Famous: 87 Tests; 7,110 @ 53.86

Born: August 7, 1948
Birthplace: Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Age: 73 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Leo

Historical Events

  • 1970-12-13 Greg Chappell scores 108 on Test debut v England at the WACA
  • 1972-08-12 Ian & Greg Chappell both scores centuries in same Test Cricket innings
  • 1973-01-08 Greg Chappell's best Test bowling, 5-61 v Pakistan at SCG
  • 1974-03-01 Australian cricketing brothers Ian (145) and Greg Chappell (162no) record 264 partnership in 1st Test draw vs New Zealand at Wellington; Ian (121) and Greg (133) double up with centuries in 2nd innings
  • 1974-03-02 Australian cricket batsman Greg Chappell makes 247no in drawn 1st Test vs NZ in Wellington; also hits 133 in 2nd innings; brother Ian 145 and 121 also scores twin centuries
  • 1974-03-06 Australian cricketing brothers Ian (145 & 121) and Greg Chappell (247no and 133) score unique twin centuries in drawn 1st Test vs New Zealand in Wellington
  • 1975-12-02 Greg Chappell in his debut as Australian cricket captain completes a fine double in 8 wicket win in 1st Test v West Indies in Brisbane; scores 109no in 2nd innings to follow his 1st innings 123
  • 1976-01-05 Greg Chappell scores 182* for Australia at SCG against West Indies
  • 1979-12-01 Australia's World Series Cricket men return to the fold in the drawn 1st Test v West Indies in Brisbane; ex-WSC players Bruce Laird (92), Greg Chappell (74) & David Hookes (33no) provide the scoring on Day 1 in home side's 229/5
  • 1979-12-05 Ex-World Series Cricket combatants Greg Chappell (124) and Kim Hughes (130no) rescue Australia on last day of the drawn 1st Test v West Indies in Brisbane; WSC players return in this Test
  • 1980-03-08 Greg Chappell 235 & Yallop 172, for 217 stand at Faisalabad
  • 1981-01-03 Australian cricket captain Greg Chappell scores a masterly 204 v India in the 1st Test in Sydney; home side wins by an innings and 4 runs
  • 1981-02-01 Australian cricket captain Greg Chappell sensationally instructs younger brother Trevor to bowl underarm to Brian McKechnie with NZ needing 6 from last ball to tie 3rd World Series ODI in Melbourne; Australia wins by 6
  • 1981-11-29 Greg Chappell scores 201 v Pakistan at The Gabba (Brisbane)
  • 1984-01-05 Greg Chappell scores 182* for Australia in his last Test innings

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