Glenn McGrath and Charlie Turner to be inducted into Oz Hall of Fame
PTI: Melbourne, Feb 03 2013, 10:05 IST
a coach for the MRF Pace Academy, to attend the ceremony. "I grew up in the country, watching and loving cricket from a young age, and the thought of playing for Australia was a dream. To achieve that, to be lucky enough to play for as long as I did and now to be inducted in the Hall of Fame, is a huge honour. "To be featured alongside some of my heroes growing up - guys like Dennis Lillee, Rod Marsh and the Chappells - ispretty amazing, too. "I am proud to be inducted alongside Charlie Turner. I didn't know a great deal about him, but when I found out that we were being inducted together, I did a bit of homework." Turner was a formidable opponent, possessing a rhythmic run and a square-on action at the point of delivery, took 6/15 on Test debut at Sydney in 1887, helping dismiss England for 45, which remains the lowest total by England against Australia. In 17 Test matches between 1887 and 1895 -- all against England -- Turner took 101 wickets at 16.53, the best average by an Australian bowler with more than 100 wickets. Among Australians, Alan Davidson (186 wickets at 20.53) and McGrath (563 wickets at 21.64) are his nearest rivals. Turner reached 50 Test wickets in a record six matches. In 1887-88, Turner became the first bowler to take 100 wickets in an Australian first-class season, a record that stands even today. He took almost 1000 wickets in
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