Full name Trevor Martin Chappell
Born October 12, 1952, Glenelg, Adelaide, South Australia
Current age 62 years 294 days
Major teams Australia, New South Wales, South Australia, Western Australia
Playing role Batsman
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
Fielding position Cover
Education Prince Alfred College, Adelaide
|Test debut||England v Australia at Nottingham, Jun 18-21, 1981 scorecard|
|Last Test||England v Australia at Leeds, Jul 16-21, 1981 scorecard|
|ODI debut||Australia v New Zealand at Adelaide, Nov 23, 1980 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Australia v India at Chelmsford, Jun 20, 1983 scorecard|
|First-class span||1972/73 - 1984/85|
|List A span||1972/73 - 1985/86|
Trevor Chappell was a nuggetty right-handed batsman, useful medium-paced
bowler and a brilliant fine cover fielder. A star schoolboy cricketer and a
member of Australia's first family of cricket in the 70s and 80s; being the
younger brother of Ian and Greg Chappell, much was expected of him. He made his debut for South Australia in 1972-73, before relocating to Western Australia in 1976-77 and again to New South Wales in 1979-80. He also joined World Series Cricket and played in the Lancashire League. It was with New South Wales that Trevor played his best cricket and solid performances including a career best 150 against Western Australia led to his selection in the 1981 tour of England.
While he had only moderate success in his three Tests, he was more of a success in limited overs cricket where he scored 110 for Australia against India in the 1983 World Cup. Unfortunately for him, he is most remembered for his involvement in the infamous underarm delivery, which he was instructed to bowl by Greg Chappell against New Zealand's Brian McKechnie. After retiring from first-class cricket in 1986, Trevor Chappell played several seasons of Sydney grade cricket with North Sydney and coached the Gordon Women's Cricket Club and was subsequently engaged by Sri Lanka as a fielding coach and had a spell as Bangladesh's national coach.
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