Betty Wilson inducted into ICC Cricket Hall of Fame

23 Feb 2015

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Former Australian all-rounder Betty Wilson was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame at the MCG on Sunday.

Wilson, a former Australia all-rounder, played 11 Tests between 1947 and 1958 in which she scored 862 runs at average of 57.4 and took 68 wickets at 11.8 per wicket.

Tagged as the 'female Bradman', on debut against New Zealand at the age of 26 in 1948, she scored 90 and took four for 37 and six for 28.

In her second Test, she scored 111 against England, becoming the first Australia woman to score a Test century against England, and took nine more wickets. Against England in 1957-58, she became the first cricketer, male or female, to score a century and take 10 wickets in a Test.

Wilson passed away on 22 January 2010, aged 88.

Anil Kumble and Wilson were formally inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame during the India versus South Africa match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday.

ICC Director and Chairman of Cricket Australia, Mr Wally Edwards, presented Kumble with his commemorative cap, while Wilson's commemorative cap was received by her nephew, Ken Wilson, from ICC Chief Executive David Richardson.

 

ICC Cricket Hall of Fame - initial inductees (55)

Sydney Barnes, Bishan Bedi, Alec Bedser, Richie Benaud, Allan Border, Ian Botham, Geoffrey Boycott, Donald Bradman, Greg Chappell, Ian Chappell, Denis Compton, Colin Cowdrey, Kapil Dev, Sunil Gavaskar, Lance Gibbs, Graham Gooch, David Gower, WG Grace, Tom Graveney, Gordon Greenidge, Richard Hadlee, Walter Hammond, Neil Harvey, George Headley, Jack Hobbs, Michael Holding, Leonard Hutton, Rohan Kanhai, Imran Khan, Alan Knott, Jim Laker, Harold Larwood, Dennis Lillee, Ray Lindwall, Clive Lloyd, Hanif Mohammad, Rodney Marsh, Malcolm Marshall, Peter May, Javed Miandad, Keith Miller, Bill O'Reilly, Graeme Pollock, Wilfred Rhodes, Barry Richards, Vivian Richards, Andy Roberts, Garfield Sobers, Brian Statham, Fred Trueman, Derek Underwood, Clyde Walcott, Everton Weekes, Frank Woolley, Frank Worrell