Lawry, McKenzie into Australian hall of fame

Updated: 14 February 2010 09:09 IST

Bill Lawry and Graham McKenzie, whose Test careers ran side by side, will be inducted into the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame on Monday.

Lawry, McKenzie into Australian hall of fame
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Melbourne:

Former teammates Bill Lawry and Graham McKenzie, whose Test careers ran side by side during the 1960s and early 70, will be inducted into the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame on Monday.

The pair will be 31st and 32nd players inducted since 1996. Lawry played 67 Tests, including 25 as captain, as a left-handed opener, and scored 5,234 runs at an average of 47.15, with 13 centuries.

Now 73, he is equally well-known as a commentator with Australia's Nine television network who often appears in international broadcasts.

McKenzie played 60 Tests as a right-arm fast bowler and took 246 wickets at 29.78, with a best return of 8-71.

"To be given the honor with Bill, it really heartened me because our careers virtually ran parallel, especially in the Test match scene," McKenzie said on Sunday.

Topics : Cricket Sreesanth
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