Greg Chappell

Bruce Postle1985 (printed 2010)

National Portrait Gallery

National Portrait Gallery
Canberra, Australia

Greg Chappell MBE (b. 1948), cricketer, captained the Australian team from 1975 to 1977 and again from 1979 to 1983, playing in Kerry Packer's breakaway World Series team in between. Having made his first-class debut for South Australia in 1966, he made his Test debut against England in the 1970-1971 series, scoring a century in his first innings at the first-ever match at the WACA. He was Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1973, the year he moved to play for Queensland. Acknowledged as the best batsman of his day, on his retirement he also held the world record for most Test catches. Unfortunately, his greatest feats at the crease were 'off-the-record' with the World Series team in the Caribbean in 1979. His brother, Ian, played in the Australian team at the same time as Greg; later their younger sibling, Trevor, played for Australia as well (Trevor, at Greg's direction, bowled the notorious underarm ball to New Zealand batsman Brian McKechnie in 1981.) Greg was included in Australia's Test Team of the Century in 2000 and inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame in 2001. Since retiring, he has worked as a coach and commentator, established business interests, become a vegan, thrown off his persistent ailments, and written several books on healthy eating.


  • Title: Greg Chappell
  • Creator: Bruce Postle
  • Date Created: 1985 (printed 2010)
  • Provenance: National Portrait Gallery, Canberra, Purchased with funds provided by James Bain AM and Janette Bain 2010 © Bruce Postle
  • Rights: https://www.portrait.gov.au/form-image-request.php
  • External Link: https://www.portrait.gov.au/portraits/2010.12

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