Tony Dell was hopeful of breaking into Queensland’s Sheffield Shield team for the start of the 1970-71 summer.
He was just back from serving in Vietnam. Tall and imposing at 196cm (6ft 5in), he looked an immediate prospect.
‘How old are you son?’ said Sam Trimble, Queensland’s long time captain.
Greg Chappell: Not Out, Selector, Commentator, Coach, Talent Scout, Mentor, Cricket Legend (Hardie Grant Books, $35)
Even into his 70s, Greg Chappell remains a force, his opinion and keen eye for talent valued and trusted by those who count.
Like Don Bradman, much of his best off-field work is unsung, especially in coaching and mentoring areas.
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