Syd Gregory
Name: Syd Gregory
Occupation: Cricket Player
Gender: Male
Birth Day: April 14, 1870
Death Date: Aug 1, 1929 (age 59)
Age: Aged 59
Country: Australia
Zodiac Sign: Aries

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Syd Gregory

Syd Gregory was born on April 14, 1870 in Australia (59 years old). Syd Gregory is a Cricket Player, zodiac sign: Aries. Nationality: Australia. Approx. Net Worth: Undisclosed. @ plays for the team .

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He mad 58 test appearances in his life, scoring more than 2,200 runs.

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As per our current Database, Syd Gregory died on Aug 1, 1929 (age 59).

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Before Fame

He attended Sydney Boys High School, where he honed his cricket skills.

Biography

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1877

Gregory was born at Moore Park, New South Wales, not far from the present site of the Sydney Cricket Ground, attending Sydney Boys High School. The Gregorys were Australia's first cricketing dynasty. Syd's father Ned Gregory was one of the eleven Australians selected to play in a match against England at the MCG in 1877 – a match later designated as the first-ever Test. Ned Gregory served as curator at the SCG, occupying this position at the time of the birth of Syd. Syd Gregory's uncle Dave was Australia's first Test cricket captain, and his nephew Jack was the nation's most feared fast bowler of the 1920s.

1893

Syd Gregory made his first-class debut for New South Wales in the season of 1889–90. Six months later, he was selected to tour England with the Australian team. Altogether, Gregory toured England a further seven times – in 1893, 1896, 1899, 1902, 1905, 1909 and finally in 1912 – and South Africa once (1902). He is one of only three cricketers to have batted in every position of the batting order, from one to eleven, in his Test career.

1896

Away from cricket, Gregory was initially employed by the postal service before opening a "men's shop" – containing a tobacconist, barber and sporting store among others – with two business partners in Sydney's King Street in the mid-1890s. In 1896, he married a woman named Maria Sullivan. When his business failed in 1902, Gregory was forced to take a clerical job at the Water Board.

1912

In 1912, six of Australia's leading cricketers – including captain Clem Hill – refused to tour England for the inaugural Triangular Test series. A largely untried team, led by Gregory, was selected in its place. Although Australia lost only one of its six Tests, the cricket was overshadowed by the Australian team's poor behaviour. Gregory was heavily criticised for his inability to control the off-field antics of members of his team.

1929

Syd Gregory died on 1 August 1929 at Randwick, an eastern suburb of Sydney. He was 59.

1948

In 1948 the New Zealander Dan Reese made this assessment of Gregory as a cover-point:

1981

Syd Gregory scored Australia's first double hundred in a Test in Australia in 1894–95 but his 201 was not enough to save his team from a remarkable defeat. They made England follow on after amassing 586 but the visitors then made 437 and bowled Australia out for 166 to pull off an astonishing victory by 10 runs. It was the first time a Test had been won after following on and remained the only occurrence until the famous Headingley Test in 1981.

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