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David Boon

Profession: Cricket Batsman

Nationality:
Australia
Australian

Why Famous: Played 107 Tests, scoring 7,422 runs @ 43.65 and 21 hundreds. Also played in 181 ODIs.

Born: December 29, 1960
Birthplace: Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
Age: 60 years old

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Capricorn

Historical Events

  • 1984-11-23 Test Cricket debuts of Australians David Boon aged 23 & Bob Holland aged 38 (v WI)
  • 1985-12-13 Australian cricketer David Boon's 1st Test century, 123 v India at Adelaide
  • 1986-01-04 David Boon's second Test century, 131 v India at Adelaide
  • 1986-02-11 Australia beat India 2-0 to win cricket's World Series Cup, David Boon scores the most runs in the series (418)
  • 1986-09-18 David Boon's 3rd Test cricket century, 122 v India at Madras
  • 1986-12-12 Australian cricketer David Boon's fourth Test century, 103 v England at Adelaide
  • 1987-11-08 Cricket World Cup, Eden Gardens, Kolkata, India: David Boon scores 75 as Australia beats England by 7 runs for their first title;
  • 1987-12-05 David Boon's 5th Test Cricket century, 143 v NZ at Brisbane
  • 1988-02-02 David Boon's 6th Test Cricket century, 184* v England at Sydney
  • 1989-01-28 David Boon completes 7th Test century, 149 v WI at SCG
  • 1989-11-25 David Boon scores 200 v NZ at cricket WACA
  • 1991-01-28 David Boon completes ninth Test century, 121 v England at Adelaide
  • 1991-03-03 David Boon completes 10th Test Cricket century, 109* v WI at Kingston
  • 1992-01-03 Australian cricket batsman David Boon scores an unbeaten 129 in drawn 3rd Test against India in Sydney; his 11th Test century
  • 1992-01-20 Australia beat India 2-0 to win cricket's World Series Cup; Australian opener David Boon scores the most runs in the series (432)
  • 1992-01-28 David Boon completes twelfth Test century, 135 v India at Adelaide
  • 1992-02-02 David Boon's 13 Test Cricket century, 107 v India at Perth
  • 1992-11-30 David Boon's 14th Test Cricket century, 111 v WI at Brisbane
  • 1993-06-19 David Boon completes 15th Test cricket century, 164* v England at Lord's
  • 1993-07-23 David Boon completes 17th Test Cricket century, 107 at Headingley
  • 1993-11-27 David Boon completes his 18th Test Cricket century (106 v NZ, Hobart)
  • 1994-10-01 Australian cricket batsman David Boon scores 114 during 1 wicket, 1st Test defeat v Pakistan in Karachi; his 19th Test century
  • 1994-12-28 David Boon completes his 20th Test Cricket century (131 v England, MCG)
  • 1995-12-27 Australian cricketer David Boon completes his 21st Test Cricket century (110 v SL, MCG)
  • 1996-01-29 Last day of Test cricket for David Boon

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