Adam Gilchrist AM
Best known for his outstanding cricketing career, Adam entered the international scene in 1996 and went on to become an Australian cricketing legend. He was crucial in the Australian cricket team's winning performance in the 1999 and 2003 World Cups and holds the world record of over 400 dismissals in one day internationals.
Adam is acknowledged for his leadership and outstanding contribution to the Australian cricket team and more than his outstanding statistics, it is the manner and spirit in which he played the game that makes him one of the world's most exciting and popular cricketers.
Giving something back to the community outside of cricket is important to Adam and has lead to his support for such worthy organisations as Canteen, World Vision and Ronald McDonald House Charities and the Adam Gilchrist Cricket Development Scholarship.
Born in New South Wales, Adam now lives in Western Australia with his wife Mel, and their three young children.
In the 2010 Queen's Birthday Honours List he was made a Member (AM) of the Order of Australia for service to cricket as a player, and to the community as a supporter of a range of charitable organisations.