Cricketing Legend & Coach
Greg Chappell is an Australian cricketing legend, who at his retirement held the record for the most runs scored in a test match.
Greg Chappell sets records ...
Greg Chappell 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 reached 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 Chappell 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
Greg Chappell 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 Chappell is honoured ...
Greg Chappell 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 Chappell 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.
Since his retirement from cricket, Greg Chappell 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 Sportsvision and World Tel and ABC radio.
Greg Chappell is the former State Manager of Cricket for the South Australian Cricket Association where he was responsible for the development of elite cricket talent and coach of the Southern Redbacks.
Greg Chappell is also a best-selling author with his health and lifestyle books and has a wide range of business interests in health, technology, primary production, sports goods and sporting memorabilia.
In his spare time Greg Chappell is Patron and a Board Member of the Leukaemia Foundation of SA having been a Trustee of the Leukaemia Foundation of Qld Capital Appeal from 1982-92 and a founding Board Member of the Leukaemia Foundation.