Australian Cricket Hall of Fame

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The Australian Cricket Hall of Fame is a part of the Australian Gallery of Sport and Olympic Museum in the National Sports Museum at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. This Hall of Fame commemorates the greatest Australian cricketers of all time.

The Australian Cricket Hall of Fame was an idea conceived by the Melbourne Cricket Club to honour Australia's legendary cricketers. It was inaugurated on 6 December 1996 by the Prime Minister of Australia, John Howard. The hall of fame opened with 10 inaugural members. As of January 2014, it comprises 39 members in all. Belinda Clark was the first woman admitted—in 2014.

New members are inducted every year at the Allan Border Medal night.

Criteria for induction[edit]

The following criteria are referred to for induction into the hall of fame.

  • The player must be retired from the game for at least 5 years.
  • Based on more than just statistics.
  • The player must have impacted the way in which the game is played.
  • Should have either played at least 20 Test matches or made at least a thousand runs or taken at least 75 wickets.
  • The player should have played in at least one country other than Australia.

Selection committee[edit]

The selection committee comprises the vice-president of Melbourne Cricket Club, David Crow, former Australian Test captains, Richie Benaud, Bill Lawry and Mark Taylor, the chief executive of the Australian Cricket Board, James Sutherland, the chief executive of the Australian Cricketers' Association, Paul Marsh and media representatives Gideon Haigh and Malcolm Conn.

Members of the Hall of Fame[edit]

Australian Cricket Hall of Fame members Batting Bowling Fielding
Name Inducted Career Mat Inn NO Runs HS Avg Balls Mdn Runs Wkt Best Avg Ca St
Jack Blackham
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1996 1877–1894 35 62 11 800 74 15.69 - - - - - - 37 24
Fred Spofforth
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1996 1877–1887 18 29 6 217 50 9.43 4185 416 1731 94 7/44 18.41 11 -
Victor Trumper
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1996 1899–1912 48 89 8 3163 214* 39.05 546 20 317 8 3/60 39.63 31 -
Clarrie Grimmett
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1996 1925–1936 37 50 10 557 50 13.93 14513 736 5231 216 7/40 24.22 17 -
Bill Ponsford
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1996 1924–1934 29 48 4 2122 266 48.23 - - - - - - 21 -
Donald Bradman
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1996 1928–1948 52 80 10 6996 334 99.94 160 3 72 2 1/8 36.00 32 -
Bill O'Reilly
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1996 1932–1946 27 39 7 410 56* 12.81 10024 585 3254 144 7/54 22.60 7 -
Keith Miller
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1996 1946–1956 55 87 7 2958 147 36.98 10461 337 3906 170 7/60 22.98 38 -
Ray Lindwall
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1996 1946–1960 61 84 13 1502 118 21.15 13650 419 5251 228 7/38 23.03 26 -
Dennis Lillee 1996 1971–1984 70 90 24 905 73* 13.71 18467 652 8493 355 7/83 23.92 23 -
Warwick Armstrong
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2000 1902–1921 50 84 10 2863 159* 38.69 8022 407 2923 87 6/35 33.60 44 -
Neil Harvey
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2000 1948–1963 79 137 10 6149 205 48.42 414 23 120 3 1/8 40.00 64 -
Allan Border
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2000 1979–1994 156 265 44 11174 205 50.56 4009 197 1525 39 7/46 39.10 156 -
Bill Woodfull
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2001 1926–1934 35 54 4 2300 161 46.00 - - - - - - 7 -
Arthur Morris
Arthur Morris.jpg
2001 1946–1955 46 79 3 3533 206 46.49 111 1 50 2 1/5 25.00 15 -
Greg Chappell 2002 1971–1984 87 151 19 7110 247* 53.86 5327 208 1913 47 5/61 40.70 122 -
Stan McCabe
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2002 1930–1938 39 62 5 2748 232 48.21 3746 127 1543 36 4/13 42.86 41 -
Ian Chappell
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2003 1964–1980 75 136 10 5345 196 42.42 2873 87 1316 20 2/21 65.80 105 -
Lindsay Hassett
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2003 1938–1953 43 69 3 3073 198* 46.56 111 2 78 - - - 30 -
Hugh Trumble
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2004 1890–1904 32 57 14 851 70 19.79 8099 452 3072 141 8/65 21.79 45 -
Alan Davidson
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2004 1953–1963 44 61 7 1328 80 24.59 11587 431 3819 186 7/93 20.53 42 -
Clem Hill
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2005 1896–1912 49 89 2 3412 191 39.22 - - - - - - 33 -
Rod Marsh 2005 1970–1984 96 150 13 3633 132 26.52 72 1 54 - - - 343 12
Bob Simpson
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2006 1957–1978 62 111 7 4869 311 46.82 6881 253 3001 71 5/57 42.27 110 -
Monty Noble
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2006 1898–1909 42 73 7 1997 133 30.26 7159 361 3025 121 7/17 25.00 26 -
Charlie Macartney
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2007 1907–1926 35 55 4 2131 170 41.78 3561 177 1240 45 7/58 27.56 17 -
Richie Benaud
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2007 1952–1964 63 97 7 2201 122 24.46 19108 805 6704 248 7/72 27.03 65 -
George Giffen
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2008 1881–1896 31 53 1238 161 23.35 6391 434 2791 103 7/117 27.09 24 -
Ian Healy
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2008 1988–1999 119 182 23 4356 161* 30.22 366 29
Steve Waugh
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2009 1985–2004 168 260 46 10927 200 51.06 7805 332 3445 92 5/28 37.44 112
Bill Lawry 2010 1961–1971 67 123 12 5234 210 47.15 14 1 6 0 0/0 30
Garth McKenzie 2010 1961–1971 60 89 12 945 76 12.27 17681 547 7326 246 8/71 29.78 34
Mark Taylor 2011 1988–1999 104 186 13 7525 334* 43.49 42 1 0 1 1/11 26.00 157
Doug Walters 2011 1965–1981 74 125 14 5357 250 48.26 3295 79 1425 49 5/66 29.08 43
Shane Warne
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2012 1992–2007 145 199 17 3154 99 17.32 40705 1761 17995 708 8/71 25.41 125
Glenn McGrath
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2013 1993–2007 124 138 51 641 61 7.36 29248 1471 12186 563 8/24 21.64 54
Charlie Turner
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2013 1887-1895 17 35 4 323 29 11.53 5179 457 1670 101 7/43 16.53 8
Belinda Clark1 2014 1990-2005 15 25 5 919 136 45.95 78 5 28 1 1/10 28.00 4
Mark Waugh
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2014 1988-2000 128 209 17 809 153* 41.81 4853 171 2429 59 5/40 41.16 181

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