Cricket: WA and Australia great Mike Hussey given honorary life membership by WACA

Michael Hussey in action for Australia. Picture: Getty Images
Michael Hussey in action for Australia. Picture: Getty Images

MIKE Hussey has been honoured with a 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, putting him third behind Justin Langer and Tom Moody.

Hussey holds a special place in the hearts of WA cricket-lovers, having displayed all the best features of the sport and captured the adulation of the public over his career. 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”.

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