Boon to head trio of cricket stars in Ballina
IF you've ever wanted to line up an Australian cricket selector and let them know who you think should be in the Test team, your chance is coming up Boonie is coming to town.
Former Test batsman, current Australian selector and Aussie icon, David Boon, will be guest speaker at a Sportsman's Dinner to be held at the Ballina Seagulls Rugby League Club on May 31.
Boonie will be joined by another legend, batsman 'Dungog' Dougie Walters and former paceman Rodney Hogg.
Tickets costs $90 and are available by contacting Mark Cribb on 6686 8100 or 0401 597798.
For your money, you get a two-course meal and wine and beer, and the chance to hear some great stories from these cricketing greats.
There are only about 30 tickets left for the dinner which will start at 6pm.
Boon made his Test debut against the mighty West Indies team in Brisbane in the 1984/85 season.
His last Test was against Sri Lanka at Adelaide in 1995/96.
He was Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1994.
Among his many highlights are: his role in four Ashes series wins, particularly the 1989 triumph and his honour in hitting the winning runs of that series; 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 batting in the number three position, Boon's durability was a vital ingredient in Australia's resurgence as a cricketing power in the late 1980s and early 1990s. He was also appointed an Australian selector in 2000.