Speakers Profile - Greg Chappell










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Greg played 87 test matches and captained Australia 48 times. He retired from test cricket in January 1984 as the highest run-getter in Australian test history (7,110) surpassing the previous record held by Sir Donald Bradman (6,996). This milestone was achieved in his last test appearance at the Sydney Cricket Ground, where he also set a new catching record for fieldsmen (122).

At his retirement, Greg also held the record for Australia for the most runs (380) scored in a single test match. His total of 4 double centuries in test cricket is second only, behind Sir Donald Bradman, for Australia, and he is the only Australian batsman since the Second World War to have scored a century before lunch in a test match. He is the only test captain ever to have achieved that feat

He is the only Australian to score a century in each innings of a test match on two occasions and the only test captain to make a century in each innings of his first test as captain. By scoring 182 in his last test innings Greg became the only test cricketer in history to score a century in his first and last test innings.

Greg was honoured by the Queen in 1979 with an MBE for services to cricket and was inducted into the Australian Sport Hall of Fame in December 1986. In December 2000 Greg was named in the Australian Test Team of the Century, in February 2002 he was inducted into the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame and in January 2003 was named Australia's Fourth best cricketer ever behind Sir Donald Bradman, Shane Warne and Keith Miller. Greg was awarded an Australian Centenary Medal in May 2003.

Since his retirement from cricket, Greg has served as a Board member on the Australian Cricket Board and Queensland Cricket, as well as serving as an Australian cricket selector for three years. He has also worked as a cricket commentator for Channel Nine, Optus Sports vision, World Tel and ABC radio.