A right-hand batsman and right arm leg bowler, Ian Chappell played in the school’s 1st XI for four years, being awarded colours and the captaincy.
Captain of the Australian Cricket team from 1971 to 1975, Ian Chappell played 75 tests for Australia, 30 as captain. His test average of 42.42 included 14 centuries and 26 half centuries. He also played 262 first class matches for an average of 48.35, 121 of these were played as captain of South Australia. In controversial circumstances, Chappell played an active role in the advent of World Series Cup Cricket, both as a player and as an organiser. He scored 141 in the third Super Test of the first series played at Adelaide’s Football Park in 1977.
Ian Chappell is a key member of the Channel 9 cricket commentary team and also maintains a keen interest in Prince Alfred College.