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Chappell, Chris ’74 - Cricket

This inductee firmly believes “the whole is more important than the individual.” Not surprisingly, Chris' sporting career is a testament to team success—beginning with his experience on Ridley’s champion cricket and hockey teams. He went on to play cricket as a member of both the Toronto District League and the Ontario Provincial team, earning numerous championship titles throughout the late '70s and '80s.

Chris' cricket career expanded to include international competitions as a member of the World Cup team in 1979, where, in the first game, he recalls opening the batting for Canada and facing the legendary Imran Khan—who has since gone on to become Pakistan’s Prime Minister. Throughout the years, Chris has remained committed to building the sport of cricket for future generations as both a coach and a member of the International Cricket Council.
“While individualism is always welcome as a part of a team, the importance of everyone pulling together trumps all else.”
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With more than 700 students from 60 countries, the largest boarding programme in Ontario and the third largest in Canada, Ridley College is a truly international, co-educational, day and boarding school of the world that prepares students for the world. It has provided enriching learning and life-shaping experiences focused on the arts, academics, and athletics since 1889. Ridley’s Lower School offers JK-Grade 8, its Upper School consists of Grade 9-PG, and Ridley graduates attend some of the top universities and colleges around the world. Ridley is the only   co-ed independent boarding school in Canada and one of only three in North America authorized to offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) continuum programme.