Former Australian Fast Bowler Rodney Hogg
The Mowbray Cricket Club are hosting an evening with
Rodney Hogg on Friday 24th this month!
All welcome to attend but numbers are limited, so don't delay in responding to this invitation.
“Hoggie” was a genuinely quick bowler who destroyed the English batting line-up on his entrance to Test cricket.
Playing for his country in the days of Kerry Packer’s World Series Cricket, Rodney picked up an amazing 41 wickets at 12.85 in the Ashes series of 1978/79 – a record that must be near impossible to beat these days.
Although a back injury later restricted his number of Test appearances to 38 and One Day Internationals to 71, Hoggie became a national favourite and the crowd in his adopted South Australia could always be heard chanting, “Hoggie, Hoggie, Hoggie!” when he was charging in.
More recently, Rodney has been commentating in the Australian media for a couple of years, and was Strategy and Fast Bowling Coach for Victorian Cricket last season.
On top of this, Rodney has built up a great reputation as a guest speaker, from Corporate Dinners to the Victorian Cricket Association Boxing day Breakfast.
In his own words: “I was there for the 500 to one, I was there for the 43 cans, I was there for the underarm, I was there for the aluminium bat...........”
Hoggie has some fascinating stories and a great sense of humour to match.
- Holds the Ashes bowling record:
- 41 wickets at 12.85 during debut series in 1978 / 79.
- 1 year vice-captain to Allan Border.
- 2 years playing in South Africa on unofficial tours.
- 38 tests 75 one day internationals
- 1 of only 5 living from the South Australian team of the century
- 15 ducks for Australia