Former Australian and one-day international cricketer Adam Dale – Parade’s only Test representative of the post-World War II period - is to address the Old Paradians’ Association’s upcoming Business Breakfast on Thursday, May 18 at Ikon Park.
Adam, a final year student of Parade’s class of 1986, represented his nation in two Tests (against India in 1998 and the West Indies the following year) and 30 one-dayers from 1997 to 2000.
A lightly built swing and seam bowler, Adam took 245 first class career wickets at the outstanding average of 20.76 after making his first class debut for Queensland in 1996-97. During his time in the Bulls squad (1994-2003), Queensland won five Sheffield Shield/Pura Cup titles and two domestic One Day titles.
Adam originally plied his trade in Victoria but a lack of opportunities and a work transfer encouraged him to head to Queensland in his mid-twenties. To quote Cricinfo: “It was a move which paid handsome dividends; he was promoted to his adopted state’s one-day team in 1995-96 and immediately impressed with the control of his line and length and the extent to which he was able to move his deliveries both in the air and off the pitch”.
“So striking were these qualities that Adam was able to join a select band of players who have made their first-class and international debuts within a year of their first state appearance,” the correspondent noted.
“Throughout that period and in the years since, Dale earned a reputation as one of Australia’s most consistent, reliable and miserly bowlers. He was rarely errant in either width or length, bowls from very close to the stumps (it was not unusual to see him make contact with the bowler’s end wicket in his run-up), and was almost always economical.”
Adam Dale has graciously agreed to discuss his life’s experiences, in a much-anticipated Q and A. With limited tickets available, you are urged to complete your booking at your earliest convenience below.
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