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David Boon      

Full name David Clarence Boon

Born December 29, 1960, Launceston, Tasmania

Current age 53 years 328 days

Major teams Australia, Durham, Tasmania

Playing role Top-order batsman

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Other Referee, Selector

David Clarence Boon
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 107 190 20 7422 200 43.65 18116 40.96 21 32 822 2 99 0
ODIs 181 177 16 5964 122 37.04 9157 65.13 5 37 494 16 45 0
First-class 350 585 53 23413 227 44.00 68 114 283 0
List A 313 303 30 10236 172 37.49 9 68 82 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 107 3 36 14 0 - - - 2.33 - 0 0 0
ODIs 181 7 82 86 0 - - - 6.29 - 0 0 0
First-class 350 1153 696 14 2/18 49.71 3.62 82.3 0 0
List A 313 280 266 4 2/44 2/44 66.50 5.70 70.0 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v West Indies at Brisbane, Nov 23-26, 1984 scorecard
Last Test Australia v Sri Lanka at Adelaide, Jan 25-29, 1996 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Australia v West Indies at Melbourne, Feb 12, 1984 scorecard
Last ODI West Indies v Australia at Kingstown, Mar 15, 1995 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1978-1999
List A span 1978-1999
ICC match referee statistics
Test debut Zimbabwe v Pakistan at Bulawayo, Sep 1-5, 2011 scorecard
Last Test England v India at Southampton, Jul 27-31, 2014 scorecard
Test matches 24
Test statistics
ODI debut Zimbabwe v Pakistan at Bulawayo, Sep 8, 2011 scorecard
Last ODI India v Sri Lanka at Ranchi, Nov 16, 2014 scorecard
ODI matches 52
ODI statistics
T20I debut Zimbabwe v Pakistan at Harare, Sep 16, 2011 scorecard
Last T20I India v Sri Lanka at Dhaka, Apr 6, 2014 scorecard
T20I matches 25
T20I statistics
Profile

Possibly Tasmania's all-time favourite cricketing son, David Boon was a pugnacious right-handed batsman who served his state and country with enormous distinction. He was not always the most stylish player, but for what he lacked in fluency he more than compensated with his ardour for occupying the crease and accumulating runs when they were most needed. As an 18 year old, Boon played a starring role in Tasmania's history-making Gillette Cup win in 1978-79, the state's first interstate one-day title, and he never really looked back over the course of an elite-level career which spanned 17 years. Among many highlights were his roles in four Ashes series wins, particularly the 1989 triumph and his honour in hitting the series-winning runs; his flawless unbeaten 184 in the Bicentenary Test of 1988; and his Man-of-the-Match winning effort in the 1987 World Cup final. Predominantly in the No. 3 position, Boon's durability was a vital ingredient in Australia's resurgence as a cricketing power in the late 1980s and early 1990s. His courage was often at the core of Australian performances and it was common to see his belligerent square cutting, driving and pulling upsetting the rhythm of even the finest of bowlers.

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Mar 5, 2013

David Boon singing in the dressing-room

David Boon singing in the dressing-room

© Philip Brown

Jun 27, 2012

Rahul Dravid and David Boon at the ICC conference, Kuala Lumpur, June 27, 2012

Rahul Dravid and David Boon at the ICC conference

© Getty Images

Nov 4, 2009

David Boon and Ricky Ponting deep in discussion, Hyderabad, November 4, 2009

David Boon and Ricky Ponting deep in discussion

© AFP

Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1994

Tour Results
South Africa v New Zealand at Potchefstroom - Jan 25, 2013
South Africa won by 1 wicket (with 0 balls remaining)
South Africa v New Zealand at Kimberley - Jan 22, 2013
New Zealand won by 27 runs
South Africa v New Zealand at Paarl - Jan 19, 2013
New Zealand won by 1 wicket (with 26 balls remaining)
South Africa v New Zealand at Port Elizabeth - Jan 11-14, 2013
South Africa won by an innings and 193 runs
South Africa v New Zealand at Cape Town - Jan 2-4, 2013
South Africa won by an innings and 27 runs
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