Tony Dell – Life on the Line

Thomas Kaye interviews Vietnam veteran and Australian Test cricketer Tony Dell.

The national serviceman is an army veteran of the Vietnam War and the only Test cricketer to fight in Vietnam.

He was a fast-medium seam bowler who made his Test debut against England for the vital Seventh Test in the 1970-71 Ashes series, taking 5 wickets in that match.



After war, sport gave Tony an outlet and place of mateship and camaraderie, but he could not escape that the war had scarred him.

This trauma ultimately gave him a life-changing mission – Stand Tall for PTS.

Tony spoke to Thomas Kaye about his military career and life after service, including the book written about him by Greg Milam: AND BRING THE DARKNESS HOME: The Tony Dell Story.

Discover more about Tony’s organisation Stand Tall for PTS at

The episode referenced at the end of the podcast was with Heston Russell.









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