Ian Redpath and Margaret Jennings inducted into the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame
For the first time in three years, the Australian Cricket Awards gala event will take place next week with two more inductions into the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame.
After Justin Langer and Raelee Thompson were inducted last year, Ian Redpath and Margaret Jennings will have the honor of being the newest inductees of the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame.
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Born in Geelong in 1941, Redpath played as an opening hitter and was known for playing a wide range of shots.
He played first-class cricket for Victoria and made his Test debut for Australia against South Africa in 1963-64.
The 81-year-old was the last Australian cricketer to play as an amateur when he refused his playing fee in 1963/64 so as not to jeopardize his amateur football career.
Redpath scored 97 points in his Test debut at the MCG against South Africa in 1963–64 and had to wait six years to reach his first Test century.
During Australia’s 1969-70 tour of South Africa, Redpath scored a staggering 32 from 1 on 1, which remains the highest score by an Australian in first-class cricket.
Redpath played his last Test in 1976, finishing his career with 800 points from 66 Test matches, five ODIs and 226 First Class matches.
In retirement, Redpath received an MBE and pursued a career in the antiques trade and coached the Victorian cricket team.
Born in Essendon in 1949, Jennings was a pioneer of women’s cricket. Playing as a wicketkeeper/batter, she played eight Tests and 12 ODIs for Australia with a Test century.
Jennings made her Test debut against New Zealand in 1972 and her last Test came against India in 1977.
The now 73-year-old became the first cricketer to keep the wicket and open batting as captain, in both Test cricket and ODI cricket.
After her retirement, Jennings was a selector for the Australia women’s cricket team for several years.
https://7news.com.au/sport/cricket/ian-redpath-and-margaret-jennings-inducted-into-australian-cricket-hall-of-fame-c-9572673 Ian Redpath and Margaret Jennings inducted into the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame