TCA Media Release - David Boon retires (10 March 1999)

10 March 1999

TCA Media Release - David Boon retires

from the Tasmania Cricket Association

At 2:00 pm on Wednesday 10th March at Bellerive Oval David Boon announced his retirement from 1st class cricket in Australia.

David will play his 139th First Class game for Tasmania this weekend against New South Wales.

In his first class games for Tasmania he has battled 233 times and amassed 9077 runs at an average of 41.44, with 46 50's and 22 100's. He has also taken 10 wickets. He debuted for Tasmania in 1978-79 season against Queensland in Brisbane making 22 and 10 at the age of 17. His highest score for Tasmania is 227 against Victoria at the MCG in 1983-84.

He has also played 55 Limited overs games for Tasmania making 1725 runs at an average of 35.94 with 16 50's, 1 100 which is his highest score of 116 against New South Wales at Bellerive Oval this season.

David captained Tasmania 57 times at Sheffield Shield level with a record of 13 wins, 25 losses and 19 draws.

He has also represented Australia in 107 Test Matches and 181 Limited Overs Matches.


The Board of the Tasmanian Cricket Association have declared the last day of the Sheffield Shield match, Tasmania v New South Wales as David Boon Sunday.

The public will be admitted free of charge on that day and there will be a presentation made to David shortly before the start of play on Sunday.

A commemorative programme will be given away at the gate along with cricket posters, cards and Milo products. There will also be rides and a jumping castle on the hill for the kids, a longest throw competition at the lunch break, clowns and magicians entertaining the children along with face painters.