incorrectly spell the surname of the great Western Australian fast
bowler Dennis Keith Lillee. There was a leg-spinner from Queensland
named Dennis Lillie who played first-class cricket at the same time
as Dennis Lillee.
NAME: Dennis John Lillie
BORN: 28 October 1945, Brisbane
BOWLING: Right-arm leg-spin
DEBUT: 3-6 December 1965, Queensland v MCC (Brisbane)
LAST GAME: 8-11 January 1982, Queensland v South Australia (Adelaide)
HIGHEST SCORE: 29 v Western Australia (Perth), 22-25.1.1966
BEST BOWLING: 5-48 v Tasmania (Brisbane), 9-12.1.1981
CAREER FIRST-CLASS STATISTICS:
Season M Runs Wkt Aver BB 5WI 10WM
1965-66 7 709 10 70.90 4-69
1980-81 5 399 12 33.25 5-48 1
1981-82 5 577 11 52.45 4-77
Total 17 1685 33 51.06 5-48 1
As a batsman, he batted in 24 innings (8 not out), and scored 135 runs
at an average of 8.43, with a top score of 29. He held 6 catches.
Lillie was a promising leg-spinner in Brisbane club cricket when he
called up to play for his state at the age of twenty in the 1965-66
season. After seven games with little distinction, he returned to
the grade scene, seemingly never to receive further first-class
However, fif*** years later, at the age of 35, he got his recall
to the state side, and formed a leg-spinning duo with Trevor Hohns.
Despite a couple of match-winning performances in tandem with Hohns
in the 1980-81 and 1981-82 seasons, he was discarded midway through
the latter season, as the Queensland selectors preferred a four-man
pace attack which included Thomson, Rackemann and Dymock.
* D.J.Lillie's first season of first-class cricket in 1965-66 was
three years before D.K.Lillee made his first senior representative
* D.J.Lillie and D.K.Lillee did not appear together in the starting
lineup of the same game, however Lillie was twelfth man in a Queensland
v Western Australia Sheffield Shield game in the 1980-81 season, and
in fact caught D.K.Lillee in the first innings of that game!
The following line appears from that scorecard:
D.K.Lillee c sub (D.J.Lillie) b G.S.Chappell 11
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