Benaud, Macartney receive Oz Hall of Fame
The former Test players will be inducted into the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame at the 2007 Allan Border Medal ceremony on Monday.Updated: Feb 04, 2007, 18:18 IST
Former Test players Richie Benaud and Charles Macartney will be inducted into the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame at the 2007 Allan Border Medal ceremony on Monday.
Benaud will be present on the night while former Australian captain Ian Chappell will give away the award to Macartney's biographer Peter Sharpham, a Cricket Australia release said.
Benaud, a former Australian captain and a famous commentator, said he was proud and humbled to be named for the honour.
"It is a great privilege to be inducted to the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame which, in my view, is the most prestigious of its kind in the sporting world," he said.
"There are 25 people in the Hall of Fame at the moment. I played cricket with or against eight of them and watched eight others from various grandstands at the Sydney Cricket Ground."
"Of particular pleasure is that I am listed with Charlie Macartney, one of the greats of the game. My father Lou's 17th birthday present from his parents way back in February 1921 was to travel from Coraki to Sydney to watch Warwick Armstrong's team create a clean sweep of the five-match series with Macartney making a brilliant 170," Benaud said.