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Greg Chappell
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Born on 7th August, 1948 in Adelaide.

In 1984 he was the first Australian batsman to pass Sir Donald Bradman's aggregate of 6,996 runs in Test cricket.

The former Test cricket captain retired from international competition in 1984 while holding the record for the highest number of Test runs (7110) for an Australian batsman. His batting average was 53.86.

His strengths as a batsman were timing, concentration and a touch of batting arrogance.

Infamous to New Zealanders for directing younger brother Trevor to bowl underarm to deny the Kiwis a slim chance of hitting a 6 and drawing a one day match back in February, 1981. This episode almost had New Zealand declaring war on Australia, such is the passion for sport in both countries.

Chappell has written a controversial book on men's health called 'Greg Chappell's Health and Fitness Repair Manual - a Book for Men' published by Hodder. He has been a vegetarian since joining his wife Judy on a 40 day cleansing diet in 1993.

Greg served on the Australian Cricket Board after his retirement until 1988.

He is now State manager of cricket in South Australia, responsible for cricketers from an early age through to under-19s, and occassional commentator on Channel 9 cricket alongside brother Ian, Richie Benaud, Bill Lawry and Tony Greig.


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