Greg Chappell

Full Name: Gregory Stephen Chappell
Profession: Cricketer


Biography: Greg Chappell is regarded as one of the most stylish batsmen of 1970s and 1980s cricket, and Australian captain for 48 Tests 1975-83.

In 87 Test matches Chappell scored 7,110 runs with a batting average of 53.86 including 24 centuries and 31 fifties, and a top score of 247 not out. An outstanding slips fielder, he took 122 Test catches.

Chappell was also a handy medium pace bower taking 47 Test wickets and 72 in 74 One Day Internationals.

As captain of the Australian ODI team Chappell became an infamous 'villain' in 1981 when he instructed his brother Trevor to bowl the last ball of the New Zealand-Australia match underarm, preventing the Kiwis any chance of winning.

Following his retirement from the playing field Chappell became a National selector 1984–88, 2010-11 as well as a coach with South Australia, India and Pakistan.

Born: August 7, 1948
Birthplace: Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Age: 74 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) return to rescue Australia on last day of the drawn 1st Test v West Indies in Brisbane
  • 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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