Greg Dyer

Country: Australia
Born: March 16, 1959, Parramatta, Sydney, New South Wales
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Playing role: Wicketkeeper Batter

Greg Dyer Bio

Gregory Charles Dyer, widely known as Greg Dyer, was an Australian cricket player who made a significant mark on the sport during his short but impactful career. Born on May 23, 1959, in Australia, Dyer’s most memorable moment came during the 1987 World Cup final in Calcutta. It was in this match that he executed one of the greatest catches in Australian cricket history, taking off Mike Gatting’s infamous reverse sweep and tilting the match in favor of Australia.

Dyer was part of the Australian cricket team during the early stages of Allan Border’s efforts to revive the country’s cricket fortunes, which would ultimately lead to their success in the 1990s. Despite not having the opportunity to bat on his Test debut against England in Adelaide in 1986-87, he reentered the team the following Australian summer after being dropped for the remaining two Tests.

Throughout his career, Dyer showcased his exceptional skills as a wicketkeeper, constantly providing his team with sharp catches and agile movements behind the stumps. However, his talent was not without controversy. In a Trans-Tasman cricket match against New Zealand, Dyer was involved in a disputed catch claim off Andrew Jones. Despite the evidence suggesting that he had dropped the ball, Dyer was credited with the catch, adding a contentious chapter to his cricketing journey.

In addition to his achievements in international cricket, Dyer also represented his home state of New South Wales with great success. Playing for New South Wales, he was an integral part of the team that secured back-to-back Sheffield Shield titles between 1984 and 1986. However, Dyer’s international career was cut short due to the emergence of Ian Healy, a highly talented wicketkeeper-batsman.

After retiring from international cricket, Dyer decided to bid farewell to state cricket as well in the 1988-89 season. Although his career was relatively brief, it is clear that his contributions to Australian cricket were significant in shaping the team’s future success.

Outside of cricket, Dyer has ventured into various ventures and occupations. He has served in several administrative roles, including the presidency of the Australian Cricketers’ Association for eight years, from 2011 to 2019. During his tenure, Dyer focused on the welfare and rights of cricketers, working to improve their conditions and playing opportunities.

Greg Dyer’s name will forever be etched in the annals of Australian cricket history. A remarkable wicketkeeper known for his athleticism and impeccable catching abilities, Dyer played a pivotal role in Australia’s triumphs during the 1987 World Cup. Although his international career was cut short, his contributions to the sport and dedication to improving the conditions for fellow cricketers have left a lasting impact on Australian cricket.

Greg Dyer Career Stats

Greg Dyer Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 6 6 0 131 60 21.83 307 42.67 0 1 11 0 22 2
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 23 13 2 174 45* 15.81 227 76.65 0 0 8 4 24 4
FC 51 66 8 1671 106 28.81 - - 1 10 - - 123 18
List A 43 27 7 408 52* 20.4 - - 0 1 - - 39 9
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Greg Dyer Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 6 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 23 - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 51 - 0 0 0 - - - - - 0 0 0
List A 43 - 0 0 0 - - - - - 0 0 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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