Brad Haddin, Richard Done, Lynette Cook and the late Marjorie Moore, Bill Tickner, and Bruce Robin have been inducted into the Cricket ACT Hall of Fame on Thursday evening during the annual ACT Cricket Awards at the Canberra Southern Cross Club.
Cricket ACT Chief Executive Officer, Olivia Thornton, congratulated the players and their families on their induction into the Hall of Fame.
“Cricket ACT is incredibly proud to recognise the careers of Brad, Lynette, Marjorie, Bill, Bruce and Richard and welcome them into an exclusive group of individuals who have made a significant contribution to Canberra cricket,” Thornton said.
“It was fantastic to have Brad present at our awards ceremony and be able to celebrate this moment with him. We also thank the families of Marjorie, Bill and Bruce for joining us and sharing their fond memories and acknowledge Lyn and Richard who were unable to attend in person but sent through their messages of gratitude.
“Cricket ACT has a rich history and the Hall of Fame was introduced two years ago to honour and recognise not only outstanding statistical records but also the legacy that these players have left behind for the next generation.”
The Cricket ACT Hall of Fame was inaugurated in 2019 with Peter Solway, Michael Bevan, Greg Irvine, Bronwyn Calver, Lorne Lees, Glenda Hall becoming the first members. There were no inductees in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
2021 Cricket ACT Hall of Fame Inductees
Marjorie Moore (Canberra Girls Grammar School)
b. 19 June 1918 d. 24 August 1989
Marjorie Moore captained the first women’s side in 1934/35 at the age of just 18 when they played the visiting English Women’s side. She also led the ACT side to victory at several Country Week competitions and was selected as the vice-captain of the New South Wales side in the 1935/36 Australian Women’s Cricket Championships. She took over 20 wickets in the 1935/36 Country Championships including 16 wickets in two matches on one day. In the first match on that day she took match figures of 13 for 32 against Lisarow. She was a contender for the 1937 Australian Tour of England but was ineligble due to the minimum age limit for players for the tour being 21. Moore was also the President of the Federal Capital Territory’s Women's Cricket Association in the 1930s.
Richard Done (Eastern Suburbs)
b. 5 August 1955
An ACT Schoolboys representative, Richard Done played for East Canberra for a few seasons before moving to Sydney to play 1st Grade for St George. In his final season before moving to Sydney, he took 41 wickets at the low average of 8.83. He became a member of the New South Wales squad and with World Series Cricket making many New South Wales players unavailable, he made his first-class debut for New South Wales at Manuka Oval in 1978/79. He played 10 first-class and 9 limited overs matches in a career that until 1985/86. He later came back and played 1st Grade cricket in Canberra with Eastern Suburbs. He played 55 matches in 1st Grade, taking 141 wickets at an average of 13.99. He also played 21 matches for the ACT senior side.
Bruce Robin (Kingston, Manuka)
b. 17 August 1921 d. 18 October 1979
Bruce Robin moved to Canberra in 1940 when he joined the public service. From that time onwards, he was an influential member of the ACT cricket community, both on and off the field. Bruce’s onfield career was with the Manuka and Kingston clubs where, as a right arm fast bowler, he played 119 matches, taking 407 wickets at an average of just 9.68. He is one of only two players to take 10 wickets in an innings of a first-grade match. For the ACT he played 29 matches taking 70 wickets at an average of 10.37. Off the field, Bruce Robin was at different times, the secretary, vice-president and president of the ACT Cricket Association. The best and fairest medal for ACT 1st Grade cricketer of the year is named after Bruce Robin.
Bill Tickner (Duntroon, Hall, Northbourne)
b. 22 August 1883 d. 12 March 1956
Bill Tickner made his first-grade debut aged 41 years of age but this did not prevent him having a career which lasted another sixteen seasons. He played 155 matches in first grade taking 775 wickets, second only to Graeme Smith. He has taken the most five wickets in an innings with 70 and has a best bowling of 9 for 21. He played 35 matches for the ACT between 1926/27 and 1940/41, taking 137 wickets at the low average of 10.57. A highlight of his career was taking 5 for 12 against a strong Sydney Metropolitan side that included several members of the New South Wales side. He was also curator at Manuka Oval from 1940 to 1947 and was inducted into the ACT Sports Hall of Fame in 1997.
Lynette Cook (South Woden, Queanbeyan)
b. 4 May 1959
A right arm medium pace bowler and right-handed batter, Lyn Cook played two One Day Internationals for Australia in 1986/87 against New Zealand following consistent performances in the 1986/87 Australian Women’s Cricket Championships. In career for the ACT which spanned eight years, Cook made 21 appearances for the ACT, scoring over 600 runs and making one century. She took 21 wickets for the ACT at an average of 15 with a best bowling of 4 for 40.
Brad Haddin (ANU)
b. 23 October 1977
Arguably one of the best players ever to come from the ACT, Brad Haddin has gone on to grand things, representing Australia in all three formats and captaining the country in Twenty20 Internationals. Haddin played his junior cricket for Queanbeyan but made his first grade debut for ANU in 1993/94 aged 15. Two years later he made his debut for the ACT and was a key player in the Canberra Comets time in the Mercantile Mutual Cup, scoring a century in their first home victory. After the Comets exit from the national competition, he moved to New South Wales and following the retirement of Adam Gilchrist, became the first choice Australian wicket-keeper. He went on to become vice-captain of the Australian Test side and captained the Australia ODI on two occasions. He played 66 Tests for Australia scoring 3265 runs, making 4 centuries and taking 270 dismissals. In One Day Internationals, he played 126 times, scoring 3122 runs and took 181 dismissals. In a first-class career which lasted 16 seasons, he played 184 matches, scored 9931 runs and took 648 dismissals.