GREG CHAPPELL MBE
Cricketing icon, with variety of speaking topics...
Greg Chappell speaks on the following topics:
Sport Related - Leadership; Team building/ team spirit; Motivation; Sport to Business; Plan to Succeed or Prepare to Fail; Cricket Career Anecdotes.
Health Related - How to extend your Middle-Age, and How to Cancer-Proof yourself.
- 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 and in February 2002 was inducted into the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame.
- 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 Sportsvision and World Tel and ABC radio.
- Currently the South Australian Cricket Association employs him as State Manager of Cricket where he is responsible for the development of elite cricket talent and coach of the Southern Redbacks.
- Greg is a best-selling author with his health and lifestyle books and has a wide range of business interests in property, marketing, retailing, hotels and tourist industry, health, technology, primary production, sports goods and sporting memorabilia.
- In his spare time Greg 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 of NSW from 1995-96.
- Greg was also a Board Member of the Royal Brisbane Children's Hospital Foundation from 1980-92.
- He is married with three adult children and confines his active sporting interests to golf at the Royal Adelaide Golf Club where he plays B pennants and has a current handicap of 5.
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