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Gregory Shipperd

Gregory Shipperd was born on 13 November 1956 in Perth, Western Australia was an Australian first-class cricketer and is now coaching Delhi DareDevils and Victorian Bushrangers. In the 2011/12 season, Shipperd will be training the Melbourne Stars in the recently formed Big Bash League .As a player he signified Western Australia from 1977-78 to 1984-85 and completed his career with the Tasmania in 1990-91. He went on to coach Tasmania and as of 2004 is the modern coach of the Victoria.

A right-hand top-order batsman, Shipperd on no account played a Test or ODI for Australia, but was part of two rebel visits to South Africa in 1985-86, and in 1986-87. On the 1985-86 tour Shipperd scored 397 runs at 28.35, with a top score of 79. On the second tour he participated in one match scoring 53 runs at 26.50.

In his 112 first-class cricket contests he made 6806 runs at 42.27. He was an associate of the Western Australia side that won the Sheffield Shield in 1980-81 and in 1983-84. His maximum score of 200 not out was made from 571 balls at the WACA, playing for Tasmania. In the same year he gained the slowest first-class century yet by an Australian, taking 481 minutes to attain his hundred.

Shipperd went on to train Tasmania for 11 seasons and directed them to their maiden Sheffield Shield final in 1993-94. Beneath Shipperd, Tasmania made the final again in 1997-98 and 2001-02.

Travelling back to Victoria, Shipperd became associate coach of Victoria. He took over in 2004 when David Hookes was murdered. He directed Victoria their first Pura Cup title since 1990-91.