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Popular Australian cricket player David Boon

by on November 8, 2012
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Famous Australian cricket player David Boon

David Boon is an-ex Australian cricket player who relished being part of an International playing cricket. He was a right-handed batsman and played sporadically as an off-spin bowler. He served his home state and county side with colossal merit.

When he was only 18, Boon played extravagantly in the Gillette Cup in 1978-79 by winning the tournament that opened a playing dimension of first-class level career which spanned over duration of 17 years. David Clarence Boon’s playing career consists of multiple highlights amongst which is his key role in four series of the Ashes, especially his victory 1989, his distinction was marked by his series-winning runs, his unbeaten efforts in the World Cup final of 1987, and his perfect score of 184 in the 1988 Bicentenary Test.

Apart from the impressive continuum of victory that Boon experienced with the cricket team through 191 ODIs and 107 test, Boon played a spearheaded role for his county in the English County Championship from 1997-1999. In the first-class period that the Australian cricket team savored in 1997-98, he was also honored with the captaincy for Tasmania at various points of his playing career.

Career highlights of player records: David Boon

  • In 181 one day international matches, Boon scored 5964 runs at an average of 37.04 including five centuries and 37 fifties. 
  • In 107 test matches, Boon scored 7422 runs at an average of 43.62 including 21 hundreds and 32 fifties. 
  • Due to Boon’s performance, he was made member of the Order of the British Empire
  • David Boon was also added into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame. 

Soon after retirement, Boon joined the Tasmanian Cricket Association in Hobart and later in 2000, was also chosen as an Australian selector. Boon is recognized as a living legend, an evident of which can be seen in the form of a major stand which is erected at the NTCA ground in Launceston and is named after him.

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