Terry Oliver: The Famous Cricketer Turned Coach

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If you are looking for a coach in Australia for cricket, then Oliver Terry is the man to turn to. He has a long career in the sport and what better person can you look for to coach you than a retired player? Not only has he coached some of the country teams, but numerous other teams as well. If you are looking for the perfect coach, even someone who can help you with a few strokes, then he is the guy to go with.




One might not think about education when it comes to Oliver Terry, but he has earned his education. He has attended numerous schools, including:


  • Hervey Bay
  • West Mackay State School
  • Mackay State High School


After this he pursued his career in the area of cricket where he started out as a player before making it into coaching.


Playing Career


Oliver Terry has had an amazing career in the sport of cricket and he played in the National Country Championships for Queensland Country over the years, including in the following years:


  • 1984 to 1985
  • 1988 to 1990
  • 1992 until 1994


He also played in the Australian Country squad from 1989 until 1990 and 1992 to 1993 and during this time he scored some 864, which included one century with an average run  rate of 41.14. Before he played in the championships he had played in the Brisbane based Queensland State Primary Schools series during 1975 until 1976.


Coaching Career


He is also known as a coach and he started out in 1997 until 1998 as the coach for Queensland County during the National Championships. He has held this position until 2001 and he was the coach twice for the Australia Country team, including in the following matches:


  • January 2000 in Manuka Oval against Pakistan
  • January 2001 in Bowral against Zimbabwe


Later in June 2001 he traveled to the West Indies along with Bennett King to help with the Cricket Academy, which had was recently opened. In April 2002 it was announced that he would be succeeding Bennett King as the coach for the Queensland Bulls. He also held the position of the  QAS to Richard Done along with being the developmental officer for cricket in the Central Queensland area. He has experienced a prolific career in both playing and coaching and has what it takes to get the players to the top.


Oliver Terry is a great coach and he has had plenty of experience in all areas of the game, including as a player in some of the top championships. He also helped to coach many of the best teams and has helped to set up cricket associations in other countries. Not only was he a great player, but he knows how to bring out the best in the players that he coaches from his experience.