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Greg Dyer      

Full name Gregory Charles Dyer

Born March 16, 1959, Parramatta, Sydney, New South Wales

Current age 55 years 191 days

Major teams Australia, New South Wales

Batting style Right-hand bat

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 6 6 0 131 60 21.83 307 42.67 0 1 11 0 22 2
ODIs 23 13 2 174 45* 15.81 227 76.65 0 0 8 4 24 4
First-class 51 66 8 1671 106 28.81 1 10 123 18
List A 43 27 7 408 52* 20.40 0 1 39 9
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 6 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 23 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 51 - - - - - - - - - - - -
List A 43 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v England at Adelaide, Dec 12-16, 1986 scorecard
Last Test Australia v Sri Lanka at Perth, Feb 12-15, 1988 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut India v Australia at Hyderabad (Deccan), Sep 24, 1986 scorecard
Last ODI Australia v England at Melbourne, Feb 4, 1988 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1983-1989
List A span 1984-1988
Profile

Greg Dyer had a short career, but his most famous moment was one of the greatest in Australian cricket. The catch he took off Mike Gatting's infamous reverse sweep during the 1987 World Cup final at Calcutta was the wicket that tilted the match towards Australia. He was part of the side still in the early stages of Allan Border's hard school revival of Australia's fortunes, and although their success of the nineties was still some way off, that World Cup victory was a starting point. He did not get the chance bat on his Test debut - against England at Adelaide in 1986-87 - and was then subsequently dropped for the remaining two Tests before coming back into the team the following Australian summer. Dyer also has a place in the controversial history of Trans-Tasman cricket, after claiming a catch off Andrew Jones, at Melbourne, that he clearly dropped. For his state, New South Wales, he was part of the side that won back-to-back Sheffield Shield titles between 1984 and 1986. But the emergence of Ian Healy meant his international career was destined to be brief and he retired from state cricket in 1988-89. Andrew McGlashan (March 2005)

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Nov 4, 1987

Greg Dyer waits for a return from the outfield, Pakistan v Australia, World Cup semi-final, Lahore, November 4, 1987

Greg Dyer waits for a return from the outfield

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