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The statue commemorates former Australian test cricketer, Glenn McGrath. 

Glenn McGrath grew up in Narromine where he first played cricket and his potential was spotted by Doug Walters. He moved to Sydney to play grade cricket for Sutherland, and made his debut for NSW during the 1992–93 season. McGrath capped his rapid rise in the next Australian summer with selection in the Test team after only eight first-class matches.

He is one of the most highly regarded fast-medium pace bowlers in cricketing history, and a leading contributor to Australia's domination of world cricket since the mid-1990s to the early 21st century. He holds the world record for the highest number of Test wickets by a fast bowler and is fourth on the all time list.

Location

Address:Burraway Street (Mitchell Highway), Tom Perry Park, Narromine, 2821
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.233194
Long: 148.240056
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Statue
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Sport
Artist:Brett `Mon` Garling

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 6th June, 2009
Front Inscription

Tribute to Narromine`s local hero Glenn McGrath

In recognition of a great cricketer

Unveiled by  Dawn Fardell MP, Member for Dubbo

June 6th 2009

Cr Dawn Collins    Brett `Mon` Garling    Ian Rogan
Mayor                    Sculptor                     General Manager

Source: MA
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