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Name:Dale, Adam Craig
Date of Birth:b 30 December 1968
Career:1985-86 to 2010-11
Teams:Northcote, North Melbourne, Melbourne
Matches:140
Batting Style:LHB
Bowling Style:RAFM
 

Lack of opportunities in his home state and a work opportunity led Adam Dale to Queensland, where his career flourished. He won the Peter Burge Medal in 1993-94 and 1995-96, leading to his List A debut for the Bulls against the Sri Lankans in Cairns. He was a member of the winning 1995-96 Mercantile Mutual Cup team and he went on to become a part of three Sheffield Shield-winning teams for Queensland.

Never an "express" paceman, Dale's consistency and amazing control were his main attributes which complemented his determined batting and excellent fielding.

By March 1998 Dale had made his Test debut against India at Bangalore and, a year later, he played a second Test at Antigua before touring England as part of Steve Waugh's 1999 World Cup-winning squad. A serious shoulder injury forced him to miss almost two seasons before announcing his retirement after the 2002-03 season.

Returning to Melbourne, Dale won the Jack Ryder Medal after taking 61 wickets at 12.38 for North Melbourne in 2003-04, heading both the VCA bowling aggregates and averages. He later captain-coached Melbourne for three seasons, heading the VCA bowling averages for a second time in 2008-09 with 32 wickets at 14.22 and leading the club to the 2009-10 premiership.

 

Batting
InningsN.O.RunsBatting AvgHigh Score50s100s
10532110515.13562 -

Bowling
RunsWicketsBowling AvgBest5wi10wmCt/St
498327917.867/3413230