Bill Lawry inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame

"Bill has made just as big an impact off the field as one of the most well known and loved cricket characters in the country through his long and fruitful association with the Nine Network"

“Bill has made just as big an impact off the field as one of the most well known and loved cricket characters in the country”

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Former Australia captain and renowned commentator Bill Lawry has been inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame.

The 77-year-old represented Australia in 67 Tests and scored 5,234 runs, which included 13 centuries and 27 half-centuries, at a brilliant average of 47.15.

“On behalf of Cricket Australia I congratulate Bill for his induction into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame. It is a thoroughly deserved honour,” Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland said. “Bill was one of the finest opening batsmen the game has seen and is part of an elite group who had the privilege of captaining his country.

“However Bill has made just as big an impact off the field as one of the most well known and loved cricket characters in the country through his long and fruitful association with the Nine Network. He has been synonymous with the game for generations of fans who have enjoyed his endless enthusiasm and insights.”

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