Dennis Lillie      

Full name Dennis John Lillie

Born October 28, 1945, Brisbane, Queensland

Current age 72 years 330 days

Major teams Queensland

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak googly

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 Ct St
First-class 17 24 8 135 29 8.43 0 0 6 0
Bowling averages
Mat Runs Wkts BBI Ave 5w 10
First-class 17 1685 33 5/48 51.06 1 0
Career statistics
First-class span 1965/66 - 1981/82

Dennis Lillie was a promising legspinner in Brisbane club cricket when he was called up to play for his state at the age of 20 in the 1965-66 season. After seven games with little distinction, he returned to the grade scene, seemingly never to receive further first-class honours. However, 15 years later, aged 35, he got his recall to the state side, and formed a legspinning duo with Trevor Hohns. Despite a couple of match-winning performances in tandem with Hohns in the 1980-81 and 1981-82 seasons, he was discarded midway through the latter season, as the Queensland selectors preferred a four-man pace attack which included Thomson, Rackemann and Dymock.
Rick Eyre



DJ Lillie's first season of first-class cricket in 1965-66 was three years before DK Lillee made his first senior representative appearance.

DJ Lillie and DK Lillee did not appear together in the starting lineup of the same game, however Lillie was twelfth man in a Queensland v Western Australia Sheffield Shield game in the 1980-81 season, and in fact caught DK Lillee in the first innings of that game. The following line appears from that scorecard:

DK Lillee c sub (DJ Lillie) b GS Chappell 11