Full Name

Gregory Charles Dyer


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


64y 5d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Fielding Position


Playing Role

Wicketkeeper Batter

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)

Career Averages
Batting & Fielding
List A4327740852*20.40--01--399
List A43-000-----000
Gregory Charles Dyer
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Debut/Last Matches - Player
A compromise has finally been agreed upon to end the pay dispute between Cricket Australia and its players
Ed Cowan, Shane Watson and ACA President Greg Dyer at an ACA event in Sydney
The Australian squad with the World Cup trophy
Greg Dyer waits for a return from the outfield