Pace bowler Glenn McGrath will tomorrow night be inducted into the Cricket NSW Hall of Fame at the Steve Waugh Medal.
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Pace bowler Glenn McGrath, all-rounder Monty Noble and batter Hazel Pritchard will tomorrow night be inducted into the Cricket NSW Hall of Fame at the Steve Waugh Medal.
All have made a tremendous impact for both their state and country during their careers.
McGrath, who represented Australia in 124 Test matches, was one of the greatest fast bowlers ever to play the game. His 563 Test wickets are the greatest haul ever by a fast bowler and put him at 4th on the overall list of Test match wicket-takers, behind Muttiah Muralitharan (800), Shane Warne (708) and Anil Kumble (619).
The late Monty Noble was one of the greatest all-rounders ever produced by Australia. In 42 Test matches (in which he captained his country 15 times), he scored 1997 runs at an average of 30.25, as well as taking 121 wickets at an average of 25.
Noble played all but three of his Test matches against England (the other three were against South Africa in 1902). In 39 matches against the old enemy, Noble scored 1,905 runs (average 30.72) and took 115 wickets (average 24.78).
Noble passed away in 1940 at the age of 67.
Hazel Pritchard was a pioneer in the early days of women’s cricket. She was the first woman to score a century in interstate competition (144 retired against Queensland), faced the first-ever ball in a women’s Test match (versus England 1934-35) and scored the first century by an Australian woman in England (144 not out versus Midlands Districts).
Hazel passed away in 1967 at the age of 53.
For New South Wales
Debuted for NSW in 1992/93 season and took 90 wickets at 27.70 for his home state.
Played 23 Limited-over matches for the Blues and took 30 wickets, with the superb economy rate of 3.53
Made just the one T20 appearance for his home state when he came back in January 2008 in the KFC Big Bash, taking the figures of 1-11 from 4 overs!
124 Test matches taking an amazing 563 wickets at 21.64. This included 29 five-wicket hauls
This incredible tally of wickets puts him first on the all-time Test wicket-taking list for fast bowlers and fourth overall
Added 229 One Day Internationals to the list with 380 wickets at an amazing economy rate of 2.49 per over
Most importantly added a Test best score of 61 against New Zealand where he flayed the attack to all parts!
For New South Wales
Played for NSW from 1893-94 to 1919-20 representing his state in 77 First Class matches
Scored 5653 runs at an average of 49.58 with 19 centuries and added 230 wickets at 23.38 with a best of 7-44
First player to reach 5000 runs for NSW and second player (after Charlie Turner) to take 200 wickets
He was the first player to score a century and take 5 wickets in an innings in the same match for New South Wales. He performed this feat three times and had retired before any other player had done it
In 28 matches against Victoria he scored a NSW record 2829 runs at 65.79, with an incredible 12 centuries
Represented Australia in 42 Test matches, captaining 15 times
Scored 1997 runs at an average of 30.25 and took 121 wickets at an average of 25.00, with a best of 7-17
Was the second youngest (after George Giffen) to total 1000 Test runs and 100 Test wickets
In 39 matches against England, Noble scored 1,905 runs at an average of 30.72, and took 115 wickets
For New South Wales
Debuted for NSW in 1931 against Victoria aged 17 years and 90 days
She was the first woman to score a century in interstate competition, making 144 retired, against Queensland in 1936-37
Top scored (27 + 75) in both innings of the first ever match between New South Wales and England (1934). Her second innings 75 was the highest score of the match
Faced the first ever ball in women’s Test match cricket when she opened the batting versus England in 1934-35
She was a member of the first Australian women’s team to tour England in 1937, and scored the first century by an Australian woman in England with 144 not out against Midlands Districts
Ended up playing 6 Test matches and was described as the ‘Girl Bradman’, before the advent of World War Two cut short her career