John Dyson      

Full name John Dyson

Born June 11, 1954, Kogarah, Sydney, New South Wales

Current age 60 years 102 days

Major teams Australia, New South Wales

Playing role Opening batsman

Batting style Right-hand bat

Other Coach

Education University of New South Wales, Sydney

John Dyson
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 30 58 7 1359 127* 26.64 4097 33.17 2 5 123 3 10 0
ODIs 29 27 4 755 79 32.82 1553 48.61 0 4 55 2 12 0
First-class 156 278 31 9935 241 40.22 19 53 99 0
List A 77 74 7 2654 126* 39.61 4 15 23 1
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 30 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 29 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 156 109 66 2 1/0 33.00 3.63 54.5 0 0
List A 77 7 9 1 1/7 1/7 9.00 7.71 7.0 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v India at Perth, Dec 16-21, 1977 scorecard
Last Test Australia v West Indies at Adelaide, Dec 7-11, 1984 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut England v Australia at Birmingham, Aug 22, 1980 scorecard
Last ODI Australia v New Zealand at Adelaide, Jan 31, 1983 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1975-1989
List A span 1977-1990
Profile

John Dyson, a correct and hard-working opener, had a couple of good seasons for Australia at a time when the West Indian fast bowlers ruined the careers of a succession of top-order batsman. He toured England in 1981, and made a superb century at Headingley before Ian Botham's heroics. Dyson was also prolific for NSW. A former soccer player, he entered cricket folklore with an outfield catch at the SCG one day that would have made any goalkeeper proud. After retiring as a player he moved into coaching, taking charge of Sri Lanka in 2003. His appointment came as a surprise, given that he had little coaching experience at higher levels. However, the players warmed to his style, and in 2004 the team arrested a downward slide. His stint lasted nearly two years, before Tom Moody took over. In 2007, Dyson was interested in the India and Bangladesh vacancies, and he eventually edged out his fellow Australian Dav Whatmore for the post of West Indies coach. His tenure, as those before him will attest to, combined sporadic success with humiliating defeat, while the board continued to fight with and against the players' association. A costly and embarrassing Duckworth-Lewis calculation blunder cost his side a match against England in early 2009, and an horrifically weakened team - owing to another player-board dispute - lost a Test and one-day series to Bangladesh. It was the final nail in his coffin, and he was sacked in August.
Cricinfo staff August 2009

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May 25, 2009

John Dyson and Chris Gayle ponder how to level the one-day series against England, Edgbaston, May 25, 2009

John Dyson and Chris Gayle ponder how to level the one-day series against England

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May 12, 2009

John Dyson has a laugh, Chester-le-Street, May 12, 2009

John Dyson has a laugh

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May 4, 2009

John Dyson takes charge of training and finally had a full squad available, England v West Indies, 1st Test, Lord's, May 4, 2009

John Dyson takes charge of training and finally had a full squad available

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