David Boon

Australian Cricket Legend, Keynote Speaker & MC

David Boon, aka. ‘Boonie’ is a hero and a great Australian ambassador. He showed what steely determination and hard work can realize – the mantle as one of Australia’s finest top-order batsmen and close fielders.

As one of Australia’s cricket greats, and with his affable nature and humility, he is a popular keynote speaker and MC for corporate and community events.

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Born in Launceston, David made his debut for Tasmania against Queensland in 1978-79, and his test debut against the West Indies at the Gabba in 1984-85, scoring a half century in his second innings.

Boon became Australia’s top batsman in the early 90’s with brilliant centuries against the West Indies, India, and successive hundreds against England at Lords, Trent Bridge and Headingly. He made 21 Test tons, none better than his 184 not out in the second innings of the Bicentennial Test at Sydney to extricate Australia from a potentially match-losing position. He received the player of the match award for that knock and was voted International Cricketer of the Year.

After his playing days came to an end, David became an Australian Selector and later, an ICC Match Referee.
Former Prime Minister Paul Keating said of his retirement, “When the team was up against it, we came to count on you to fight with skill and courage. Cricket fans around the world will miss the great character and talent that you bought to the game.”

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