Full name Robert Frederick Merriman
Born August 22, 1935, Geelong, Victoria
Current age 79 years 246 days
Major teams Melbourne Cricket Club
Bowling style Legbreak googly
Bob Merriman, a former industrial relations commissioner of Australia, was appointed as Cricket Australia's chairman in 2001 after 13 years on the Board. A club player with Melbourne and Geelong, Merriman is the patron of the Geelong Cricket Association, which he was president of from 1965 to 1976, the president of Cricket Victoria and Australia's delegate on the ICC's executive and ICC development international boards.
After managing the 1979 tour to India, Merriman became the Australian Cricket Board's first full-time manager from 1984 to 1986, which included tours to England, India, the United Arab Emirates and New Zealand. Merriman is a Member of the Order of Australia for services to the game as an administrator, and is also the chairman of Cricket Australia's industrial relations, international and remuneration committees.
Dale Steyn on relationships, his beard, how growing up in the bush shaped him, and what attracted him to fast bowling
Do fast bowlers need verbal fisticuffs to generate aggression? Does sending a nightwatchman in always make sense? Is surpassing 100mph even possible?
Attacking play - particularly bowling - has been the team's hallmark down the decades, but not anymore it would seem
The boy from Burnley with magic in his wrist has surpassed all before him - with luck we will be able to enjoy his skill and application for a few more years yet
Azhar Ali's early steps in captaincy will be analysed extensively but he needs time to step out of the large shadows of Misbah-ul-Haq and Shahid Afridi
For New Zealand's wild child, there is probably no better place than county cricket right now
His current game is extremely premeditated, so as to delay taking risks, and it robs the innings of all natural flow