Subject(s): Glenn McGrath
Location: Tom Perry Park, Narromine, NSW, Australia
Sculptor: Brett Garling
Status: In Situ
Plaque 1: 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. [picture of cricket ball] Cr Dawn Collins Mayor. Brett 'Mon' Garling Sculptor.
Plaque 2: Glenn McGrath AM. RH fast bowler Career 1993-2007. Born February 9th 1970, Glenn Donald McGrath grew up in Narromine where his cricketing career began in 1977 at the age of 7 years. Glenn is a former Australian cricket player and a leading contributor to Australia's domination of world cricket from mid 1990's to early 21st century. Glenn holds the world record for the highest number of Test Wickets by a fast bowler and is 4th on the all time wicket list. Test Record: Debut: Perth. 1993/94 against New Zealand. Test matches: 124. Wickets: 563. 5 Wickets in an innings: 29. 10 Wickets in a match: 3. One Day International Record. Debut: Melbourne, 1993/94 against South Africa. ODI's: 250. Wickets: 381. 5 Wickets in an innings: 7. Career Highlights. Leading ODI wicket taker in Australian cricket history. First Australian Fast Bowler to play in 100 Test matches. First Australian Fast Bowler to reach 400 wickets. Leading Test Wicket taker by a Fast Bowler in Cricket History. International Cricketer of the year 1999/2000. Inaugural Allan Border Medal winner 2000. 8 for 38 against England at Lords 1997 (the best ever by an Australian). Glenn announced his retirement from Test cricket on December 23rd 2006. His Test career came to an end after the Fifth Ashes Test in Sydney, whilst the 2007 World Cup marked the end of his one day cricket career. The pose of the statue is when Glenn clinched his 500th Test Wicket in England at Lords July 2005 during the 110th Test. Glenn is the chairman of the McGrath Foundation. The above information was correct as at Glenn's retirement in 2007.