Gregory Shipperd, a right-handed top order batsman was an Australian first-class cricketer in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s. He first represented Western Australia from 1977-78 to 1984-85 and finished his career with Tasmania in 1990-91.
Shipperd never played a Test or an ODI for Australia but was a key member of the Western Australia side that won the Sheffield Shield in 1980-81 and 1983-84. He established the reputation of a slow-paced batsman, often difficult to dismiss. He has the dubious record for the slowest century by an Australian, taking 481 minutes to reach the ton.
He soon turned his attention towards coaching once he ended his cricketing career and went on to coach Tasmania for 10 years, before joining Victoria in 2004. He is regarded as one of the best Twenty20 coaches of the world and has also been the coach of the Delhi Daredevils in the IPL.