Terry Alderman


Terry Alderman

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Terry Alderman was born into a sports-loving family. His father Bill played league football and first-grade cricket, his brother John was a reliable first grade cricketer, and his sister Denise Emerson was an Australian Test cricketer.

Both boys followed their father at Aquinas College where Terry Alderman starred as a bowler, taking 14 Wesley wickets and making his first-grade debut while still at school. In this match in Sydney in 1974/75 he claimed five NSW wickets to begin his illustrious career. Terry went on to play first class cricket for two decades representing Western Australia, English county cricket sides Kent and Gloucestershire, and Australia. He has also toured South Africa twice as a member of rebel sides of Australians in 1985/86 and 1986/87 seasons, which earned him a three-year international ban.

In whatever competition he could be relied on to attack if conditions suited or to defend when others were struggling. Terry Alderman was not a recognised batsman and was usually an automatic number eleven. When the situation required, however, he gave determined resistance. He and Allan Border held out for 95 minutes to save the second test against the West Indies in 1984.

Apart from his bowling prowess he also earned a reputation as a reliable slips or close-to-the-wicket fieldsman, with quick reflexes, which resulted in 190 catches in first class matches.

As a king of swing and cut, he was the best Australian bowler of his type in his era, especially in his glory seasons during the 1981 and 1989 Ashes Series in England, when he captured an unprecedented 42 and 41 Test wickets respectively. Terry has also taken more wickets for W.A. than any other bowler, his total of 433 being 82 higher than the next best bowler, Dennis Lillee. He was also a versatile bowler who adapted well to the introduction of the Limited Overs one day game, bowling many economical spells in his 65 internationals.

Terry Alderman is also a first class motivational speaker who is in much demand for corporate, government and sporting events. His presentation is motivational, informative and humorous and can be tailored to suit any event theme.


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