Greg Dyer

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Greg Dyer
Personal information
Full name Gregory Charles Dyer
Born 16 March 1959
Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia
Batting style Right-handed
Role Wicket-keeper
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 339) 12 Dec 1986 v England
Last Test 12 Feb 1988 v Sri Lanka
ODI debut (cap 94) 24 Sep 1986 v India
Last ODI 4 Feb 1988 v England
Domestic team information
Years Team
1983–1989 New South Wales
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 6 23 51 45
Runs scored 131 174 1671 408
Batting average 21.83 15.81 28.81 20.40
100s/50s 0/1 0/0 1/10 0/1
Top score 60 45* 106 52*
Catches/stumpings 22/2 24/4 123/18 39/9
Source: CricketArchive, 14 January 2013

Gregory Charles Dyer (born 16 March 1959) is a former New South Wales and Australian wicketkeeper. Dyer played in six Tests and 23 ODIs from 1986 to 1988, including playing in the victorious 1987 World Cup Final. He toured India in 1986 as a back up keeper.

Dyer replaced Tim Zoehrer for only a few Tests, but his international career was cut short by the emergence of Ian Healy, along with a controversial incident during which he claimed to have "caught" New Zealand batsman Andrew Jones during a Test match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in the season of 1987/88. Replays clearly showed Dyer scooping the ball up from the ground behind his body before he appealed, and Jones was dismissed. He was subsequently dropped from the team two matches later and retired from first-class cricket shortly thereafter.

He shares an Australian One Day International 7th-wicket partnership record with Steve Waugh.

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