Aussie great McGrath marries again

Updated: 19 November 2010 08:52 IST

Glenn McGrath has married his girlfriend Sara Leonardi, two years after his first wife's death from breast cancer, his spokesman said on Friday.

Sydney:

Australian bowling great Glenn McGrath has married his girlfriend Sara Leonardi, two years after his first wife's death from breast cancer, his spokesman said on Friday.

The private wedding, believed to have been attended by only a handful of family members, took place at 40-year-old McGrath's Sydney home on Thursday afternoon.

"It was a simple ceremony and it all went fantastically well," the former cricketer's agent Warren Craig told Network Ten.

The wedding was attended by the retired paceman's children, 10-year-old James and eight-year-old Holly, who was reportedly carrying a posy of pink Jane McGrath roses named after her mother.

Glenn McGrath has credited 28-year-old Leonardi, whom he met in South Africa in 2009, with turning his life around after Jane McGrath died in June 2008, aged 42, following a long struggle with breast cancer.

The secretive ceremony even took some of McGrath's former team-mates by surprise, with Shane Warne tweeting: "Is it true Glenn McGrath got married today? Wow. Wish you all the best my friend."

McGrath retired from Australian cricket in 2007 but continues as chairman of the McGrath Foundation, a breast cancer charity he established with his late wife.

Topics : Cricket Glenn McGrath
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