Australia Cricket Players
Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1994David Clarence Boon (Born December 29, 1960, in Launceston, Tasmania) was a stocky right-hand batsman who fielded at short leg.
Making his Test debut against the West Indies in Brisbane in 1984, he went on to be one of Australia's most prolific runscorers. Currently he is a member of the Cricket Australia selection panel that selects the Australian Cricket Team for international matches. The popularity of the stocky, moustached batsman extended beyond the pitch, where he became something of a cult figure for his drinking exploits and singing of team songs. He famously vomited on the hallowed Adelaide Oval turf in a WSC game in 1988 before a live nationwide TV audience of millions (he went on to make 122 and win Man Of The Match).
More recently he became the face of Victoria Bitter (VB) beer for its 2005/06 summer advertising campaign, called Boonanza. Part of the promotion was the sale of a talking David Boon figurine with purchases of beer, which would make comments when prompted by Channel Nine commentary. Boon played himself in the television advertisements. This was a controversial choice, as Boon achieved much fame and notoriety for consuming 52 cans of beer on a flight between London and Sydney before the victorious Ashes tour that saw Australia regain the trophy after five years of English dominance. Following Boon's retirement from international cricket, Tasmania proclaimed November 14, 1996 David Boon Day, and an all-star testimonial match was held in his honour.. Boon is currently a member of the Cricket Australia selection board, along with fellow colourful cricketer Merv Hughes.
- Full name : David Clarence Boon
- Born : December 29, 1960, Launceston, Tasmania
- Batting style : Right-hand bat
- Bowling style : Right-arm offbreak
- Test debut : Australia v West Indies at Brisbane - Nov 23-26, 1984
- Last Test : Australia v Sri Lanka at Adelaide - Jan 25-29, 1996
- ODI debut : Australia v West Indies at Melbourne - Feb 12, 1984
- Last ODI : West Indies v Australia at Kingstown - Mar 15, 1995