David Boon, Mathew Hayden, Betty Wilson in Australian Cricket Hall of Fame

Q.  Who is known as the female Don Bradman in the cricketing world?
- Published on 25 Jan 17

a. Betty Wilson
b. Sana Mir
c. Mithali Raj
d. Meghann Moira Lanning

ANSWER: Betty Wilson
David Boon, Mathew Hayden, Betty Wilson in Australian Cricket Hall of FameTwo of the greatest top order Aussie batsmen David Boon and Matthew Hayden have been inducted into the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame.

Australia's female Don Bradman, Betty Wilson became the second female cricketer to be inducted into the Hall of Fame too.

Boon played 107 tests from 1984 to 1996 and scored 7422 runs at 3.65 s an opener and No.3 player.

He featured in 181 ODIs. Since retirement, he has served as an administrator, selector and ICC match referee.

Player of the match in the 1987 World Cup Final against England, he ended his career in 1999 with more than 23,000 first class runs.

Hayden played 103 Tests from 1994-2009. With 8625 runs at 50.73, he is fifth on the list of all time test run scorers in Australia.

Hayden also secured 380 against Zimbabwe at the WACA in 2003– this was the highest test score by any player till Brian Lara with 400 in 2004.

Wilson is the second women cricketer to be included, after 2014 inductee Belinda Clark. Wilson died in 2010 at age 88, averaging 57.46 in test matches during the 40s and 50s. She took 68 wickets with an average of 11.80.

She was the first player of either gender to score 10 wickets in the test and a century in 1958. In 1960, Alan Davidson was the first man to match this feat. Wilson became the first woman player to also take a test hat-trick.

Boon, Hayden and Wilson will be inducted into the Allan Border Medal ceremony in Sydney on 23rd Jan 2017.

This takes number of inductees to 46 since inception in 1996.

Hall of Fame inductees
  • Belinda Clark
  • Alan Davidson
  • George Giffen
  • Adam Gilchrist
  • Bill Woodfull
  • Betty Wilson
  • Steve Waugh
  • Mark Waugh
  • Shane Warne
  • Doug Walters
  • Charlie Turner
  • Victor Trumper
  • Hugh Trumble
  • Jeff Thomson
  • Mark Taylor
  • Fred Spofforth
  • Bob Simpson
  • Clarrie Grimmett
  • Wally Grout
  • Neil Harvey
  • Lindsay Hassett
  • Matthew Hayden
  • Ian Healy
  • Clem Hill
  • Bill Lawry
  • Dennis Lillee
  • Jack Ryder
  • Bill Ponsford
  • Bill O'Reilly
  • Monty Noble
  • Ray Lindwall
  • Charles Macartney
  • Rod Marsh
  • Stan McCabe
  • Glenn McGrath
  • Graham McKenzie
  • Keith Miller
  • Arthur Morris
  • Ian Chappell
  • Greg Chappell
  • Sir Donald Bradman
  • Allan Border
  • David Boon
  • John Blackham
  • Richie Benaud
  • Warwick Armstrong

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