Full name Adrian Dale
Born October 24, 1968, Germiston, Transvaal, South Africa
Current age 47 years 248 days
Major teams Glamorgan
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
|Last First-class||Hampshire v Glamorgan at Southampton, Aug 11-14, 2004 scorecard|
|List A debut||1989|
|Last List A||Glamorgan v Kent at Cardiff, Aug 29, 2004 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Glamorgan v Northamptonshire at Cardiff, Jun 16, 2003 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Glamorgan v Leicestershire at Birmingham, Aug 7, 2004 scorecard|
Born in South Africa, but raised in Chepstow, Adrian Dale made his Glamorgan debut in 1989 whilst still at Swansea University.The right handed batsman and accurate seam bowler was a member of the successful Combined Universities side, and after coming down, he has become a key figure in Glamorgan's successful one day team.
However, his success has not been restricted to the limited-overs games, and in 1993 he shared a record partnership of 425* for the 4th wicket with Viv Richards against Middlesex at Cardiff. Dale's contribution was a career best 214* and at the end of the season, he was selected for the England A tour to South Africa.
In the mid-1990`s, Dale was hampered by some niggling back injuries and a loss of form with the bat, but a match winning hundred against Northamptonshire in May 1996 heralded a return to form. He secured a regular place at number three in 1997, and since then he has been a consistant and reliable top order batsman.
2000 saw Dale deservedly win the Glamorgan Player of the Year Award, with over 800 runs and 23 wickets in first-class cricket, as well as many important contributions with both bat and ball in the limited overs games. Adrian followed this up with another fine all-round performance in 2001, winning the Player of the Year award again. The shrewd all-rounder enjoyed a good Benefit Year in 2002, and was an ever-present member of the side that won the National League title.
(Contributed by Andrew Hignell October 2002)
He understands the Indian mentality better and doesn't have to deal with star players on the wane