Graham Dilley

Graham Dilley
Full Name:Graham Dilley
Date of birth:18 / 05 / 1959
Role:Bowler
Batting style:Left-hand
Bowling style:Unknown

Career summary

- Test Debut v Australia at Perth - Dec, 1979

- ODi Debut v West Indies at Sydney - Nov, 1979

- Tall, blond and extremely quick Dilley was seen as England's 'Great White Hope fast bowler' when he was taken on the tour to Australia in 1979-80.

- He played a vital supporting role to Ian Botham as a batsman in the famous Ashes victory at Headingley 1981, the two men put on 117 in just 80 minutes.

- Between 1986 and 1988 Dilley took 83 Test wickets at an average of 26.43, and was generally regarded as England's foremost strike bowler.

- Overall he played 41 tests taking 138 wickets.

- He played his last test in 1989 against Australia, as he went on Mike Gatting's rebel tour of South Africa that winter which signalled the end of his test career.

Test Matches

Batting
Career Span:1979-1989
Matches:41
Innings:58
Not Outs:19
Runs:521
Highest Score:56
Average:13.36
50s:2
100s:0
Ducks:10
Pairs:0
Caught Out:19
Stumped Out:0
Bowling
Innings Bowled:65
Overs:1365.2
Maidens:280
Runs Conceded:4107
Wickets:138
5 Wicket Innings:6
10 Wicket Innings:0
Average:29.76
Economy Rate:3.01
Best bowling in Innings:6/38

ODI Matches

Batting
Career Span:1979-1987
Matches:36
Innings:18
Not Outs:8
Runs:114
Highest Score:31
Average:11.4
50s:0
100s:0
Ducks:2
Pairs:0
Caught Out:4
Stumped Out:0
Bowling
Innings Bowled:36
Overs:340.3
Maidens:33
Runs Conceded:1291
Wickets:48
5 Wicket Innings:0
10 Wicket Innings:0
Average:26.9
Economy Rate:3.79
Best bowling in Innings:4/23