‘Mr Cricket’ hon­oured with life mem­ber­ship

North Coast Times - - SPORT -

MIKE Hussey has been hon­oured with WA Cricket As­so­ci­a­tion hon­orary life mem­ber­ship.

He was hon­oured along­side for­mer State crick­eter Mur­ray Good­win and ex-in­ter­na­tional Peta Verco at the as­so­ci­a­tion’s AGM last week.

Hussey’s two decades for WA, from 1994 to 2013, was ac­com­pa­nied by his na­tional rep­re­sen­ta­tion in 79 Tests and 235 one-day in­ter­na­tion­als.

He played 17 sea­sons of Premier Cricket for Wan­neroo from

1992 to 2013 and 15 sea­sons of Sun­day League be­tween 1992 and 2008. He cap­tained the state 16 times and his WA and WA Com­bined XI fig­ures in­cluded 123 catches, 15 wick­ets at an av­er­age of 39.21 and 8007 Sh­effield Shield runs, third be­hind Justin Langer and Tom Moody.

Hussey holds a spe­cial place in the hearts of WA crick­et­lovers, hav­ing dis­played all the best fea­tures of the sport.

He had such an ef­fect on cricket fans around the world that he is in­stantly recog­nised by the name given to him by for­mer Eng­land cap­tain An­drew Flintoff of ‘Mr Cricket’.

Mike Hussey.

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