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A sculpture commemorates Australian cricketer David Boon.
David Boon was an Australian test cricketer who was born in Launceston and gained early prominence as a schoolboy cricketer. He first played for the Tasmanian senior team in 1978–79, and soon established himself as a regular first-class player.
He won Australian selection in the one-day team in 1983–84, and his Test debut followed a season later. Boon was a pivotal member of the Australian resurgence as a world cricket power in the late 1980s and 1990s, batting with dependability and courage in the top order in 107 Test matches and 181 One Day Internationals. He retired from international cricket in 1996, later becoming an Australian selector.
|Address:||Derwent Street, Bellerive Oval, Ricky Ponting Stand, Bellerive, 7018|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -42.876411|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Monument Designer:||Stephen Walker|
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Wednesday 13th November, 2002|
D. C. Boon, MBE
Tasmania and Australia
1979 - 1999
Unveiled by A. R. Border, AO
14 November 2002
Sculptor Stephen Walker, AM