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, as the "selection philosophy for the hall of fame focuses on the players’ status as sporting legends in addition to their outstanding statistical records."[1] Inductees must be retired from international cricket for at least five years.[1] 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.[2]

The hall of fame opened with ten inaugural members, ranging from pace bowler Fred Spofforth who retired from Test cricket in 1887 to Dennis Lillee who played his last Test match in 1984. As of June 2017, the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame comprises 46 members.[1] All twelve members of the Australian Cricket Board Team of the Century are included, six of them amongst the inaugural members.[3] The vast majority are men; Belinda Clark was the first woman admitted to the hall when she was inducted in 2014 (three years after she was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame).[4] She is also the only female Test captain to have been admitted, along with twenty of her male counterparts.[5] Betty Wilson became the second woman to enter the hall of fame when she was inducted in 2017 alongside David Boon and Matthew Hayden.[6]

As of 2017 the selection committee comprises the Melbourne Cricket Club chairman, Peter King, former Australian Test captains, Bill Lawry and Mark Taylor, former Test batsman Paul Sheahan, the chief executive of the Cricket Australia, James Sutherland, the chief executive of the Australian Cricketers' Association, Alistair Nicholson, and media representatives Gideon Haigh and Ben Horne.[1] New members are inducted at the Allan Border Medal night.[6]

Members of the Hall of Fame[edit]

Australian Cricket Hall of Fame members and their Test cricket statistics
Name Image Inducted[1] Career Batting Bowling Fielding Ref(s)
Mat Inn NO Runs HS Avg Balls Mdn Runs Wkts Best Avg Ca St
Blackham, JackJack Blackham ^ Jack Blackham.jpg 1996 1877–1894 35 62 11 800 74 15.69 37 24 [7]
Spofforth, FredFred Spofforth $ Fred Spofforth.jpg 1996 1877–1887 18 29 6 217 50 9.43 4185 416 1731 94 7/44 18.41 11 [8]
Trumper, VictorVictor Trumper $ VTTrumper.jpg 1996 1899–1912 48 89 8 3163 214* 39.05 546 20 317 8 3/60 39.63 31 [9]
Grimmett, ClarrieClarrie Grimmett $ Grimmett1937.jpg 1996 1925–1936 37 50 10 557 50 13.93 14513 736 5231 216 7/40 24.22 17 [10]
Ponsford, BillBill Ponsford double-dagger Bill Ponsford.jpg 1996 1924–1934 29 48 4 2122 266 48.23 21 [11]
Bradman, DonaldDonald Bradman double-dagger^$ DonaldBradman.jpg 1996 1928–1948 52 80 10 6996 334 99.94 160 3 72 2 1/8 36.00 32 [12]
O'Reilly, BillBill O'Reilly double-dagger$ Tiger O'Reilly.jpg 1996 1932–1946 27 39 7 410 56* 12.81 10024 585 3254 144 7/54 22.60 7 [13]
Miller, KeithKeith Miller double-dagger$ Keith Miller.JPG 1996 1946–1956 55 87 7 2958 147 36.98 10461 337 3906 170 7/60 22.98 38 [14]
Lindwall, RayRay Lindwall double-dagger^$ Ray Lindwall, late 1940s.jpg 1996 1946–1960 61 84 13 1502 118 21.15 13650 419 5251 228 7/38 23.03 26 [15]
Lillee, DennisDennis Lillee double-dagger$ Dennis Keith Lillee (8121209028).jpg 1996 1971–1984 70 90 24 905 73* 13.71 18467 652 8493 355 7/83 23.92 23 [16]
Armstrong, WarwickWarwick Armstrong ^ Warwick Armstrong.jpg 2000 1902–1921 50 84 10 2863 159* 38.69 8022 407 2923 87 6/35 33.60 44 [17]
Harvey, NeilNeil Harvey double-dagger^$ NHarvey1953.jpg 2000 1948–1963 79 137 10 6149 205 48.42 414 23 120 3 1/8 40.00 64 [18]
Border, AllanAllan Border double-dagger^$ Allan Border005.jpg 2000 1979–1994 156 265 44 11174 205 50.56 4009 197 1525 39 7/46 39.10 156 [19]
Woodfull, BillBill Woodfull ^ Bill Woodfull.jpg 2001 1926–1934 35 54 4 2300 161 46.00 7 [20]
Morris, ArthurArthur Morris double-dagger^$ 2001 1946–1955 46 79 3 3533 206 46.49 111 1 50 2 1/5 25.00 15 [21]
Chappell, GregGreg Chappell double-dagger^$ 2002 1971–1984 87 151 19 7110 247* 53.86 5327 208 1913 47 5/61 40.70 122 [22]
McCabe, StanStan McCabe Stan McCabe.JPG 2002 1930–1938 39 62 5 2748 232 48.21 3746 127 1543 36 4/13 42.86 41 [23]
Chappell, IanIan Chappell ^$ Chappelli2.jpg 2003 1964–1980 75 136 10 5345 196 42.42 2873 87 1316 20 2/21 65.80 105 [24]
Hassett, LindsayLindsay Hassett ^ Hassett suit.jpg 2003 1938–1953 43 69 3 3073 198* 46.56 111 2 78 30 [25]
Trumble, HughHugh Trumble ^ Trum.jpg 2004 1890–1904 32 57 14 851 70 19.79 8099 452 3072 141 8/65 21.79 45 [26]
Davidson, AlanAlan Davidson $ DavoSignature.jpg 2004 1953–1963 44 61 7 1328 80 24.59 11587 431 3819 186 7/93 20.53 42 [27]
Hill, ClemClem Hill ClemHill.jpg 2005 1896–1912 49 89 2 3412 191 39.22 33 [28]
Marsh, RodRod Marsh $ 2005 1970–1984 96 150 13 3633 132 26.52 72 1 54 343 12 [29]
Simpson, BobBob Simpson ^$ Bob Simpson sweep.JPG 2006 1957–1978 62 111 7 4869 311 46.82 6881 253 3001 71 5/57 42.27 110 [30]
Noble, MontyMonty Noble ^ Monty Noble.jpg 2006 1898–1909 42 73 7 1997 133 30.26 7159 361 3025 121 7/17 25.00 26 [31]
Macartney, CharlieCharlie Macartney CharlieMac.jpg 2007 1907–1926 35 55 4 2131 170 41.78 3561 177 1240 45 7/58 27.56 17 [32]
Benaud, RichieRichie Benaud ^$ RBenaud1953.jpg 2007 1952–1964 63 97 7 2201 122 24.46 19108 805 6704 248 7/72 27.03 65 [33]
Giffen, GeorgeGeorge Giffen ^ Giffen1895.jpg 2008 1881–1896 31 53 0 1238 161 23.35 6391 434 2791 103 7/117 27.09 24 [34]
Healy, IanIan Healy double-dagger Ian Healy (19-01-2009).jpg 2008 1988–1999 119 182 23 4356 161* 30.22 366 29 [35]
Waugh, SteveSteve Waugh ^$ SRWaugh.png 2009 1985–2004 168 260 46 10927 200 51.06 7805 332 3445 92 5/28 37.44 112 [36]
Lawry, BillBill Lawry ^ 2010 1961–1971 67 123 12 5234 210 47.15 14 1 6 0 0/0 30 [37]
McKenzie, GarthGarth McKenzie 2010 1961–1971 60 89 12 945 76 12.27 17681 547 7326 246 8/71 29.78 34 [38]
Taylor, MarkMark Taylor ^ Mark Taylor at the official naming at Bolton Park.jpg 2011 1988–1999 104 186 13 7525 334* 43.49 42 1 0 1 1/11 26.00 157 [39]
Walters, DougDoug Walters 2011 1965–1981 74 125 14 5357 250 48.26 3295 79 1425 49 5/66 29.08 43 [40]
Warne, ShaneShane Warne double-dagger Shane Warne 2011.jpg 2012 1992–2007 145 199 17 3154 99 17.32 40705 1761 17995 708 8/71 25.41 125 [41]
McGrath, GlennGlenn McGrath $ Glenn McGrath Portrait, 2011, jjron.jpg 2013 1993–2007 124 138 51 641 61 7.36 29248 1471 12186 563 8/24 21.64 54 [42]
Turner, CharlieCharlie Turner CTBTurner.jpg 2013 1887–1895 17 35 4 323 29 11.53 5179 457 1670 101 7/43 16.53 8 [43]
Clark, BelindaBelinda Clark ^$ 2014 1990–2005 15 25 5 919 136 45.95 78 5 28 1 1/10 28.00 4 [44]
Waugh, MarkMark Waugh Mark Waugh (Pic 2).jpg 2014 1988–2004 128 209 17 8029 153* 41.81 4853 171 2429 59 5/40 41.16 181 [45]
Ryder, JackJack Ryder ^ Jack Ryder.jpg 2015 1912–1932 20 32 5 1394 201* 51.62 1897 743 17 2/29 43.70 17 [46]
Gilchrist, AdamAdam Gilchrist ^$ Adam Gilchrist of Australia.jpg 2015 1999–2008 96 137 20 5570 204* 47.60 379 37 [47]
Grout, WallyWally Grout 2016 1946–1966 51 67 8 890 74 15.08 163 24 [48]
Thomson, JeffJeff Thomson 2016 1974–1986 51 73 20 679 49 12.81 10535 5601 200 6/46 28.00 20 [49]
Boon, DavidDavid Boon David Boon, booksigning.jpg 2017 1984–1996 107 190 20 7422 200 43.65 36 3 14 0 0/0 99 [50]
Hayden, MatthewMatthew Hayden Matt Hayden.jpg 2017 1993–2009 103 184 14 8625 380 50.73 54 0 40 0 0/7 128.00 163 [51]
Wilson, BettyBetty Wilson $ BettyWilson.jpg 2017 1948–1958 11 16 1 862 127 57.46 2885 172 803 68 7/7 11.80 10 [52]

References[edit]

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