Rodney Hogg

Rodney Hogg

Rodney played club cricket for South Australlia and Victoria, and test cricket for Australlia. He was a fiery bowler who made a remarkable enterance to test cricket.

He was selected for the 1978/79 ashes series and used his pace with devastating impact, taking 41 wickets in six tests at a range fo 12.85, an aussie record that is unlikely to be broken. He was hailed as Australlia┬┤s great find in a series otherwise dominated by England.

Rodney played in 38 tests and was vice captain to Allan Border for one year. Only a back injury prevented a longer career. His last test was against the West Indies at Melbourne in 1985.

In test matches he took 123 wickets at an average of 28.47, and in one-day internationals he took 85 wickets at an average of 28.44.

After retiring from the game, his career included 5 years coaching at district level, 10 years coaching at Australlian sports camps, 2 years commentating on C7 Television and 1 year strategy and fast bowling coach for Victoria Cricket.

Rodney visits the UK on a regualr basis to speak on the after dinner circuit, bringing all the stories from his international career with Australia including the 500 to 1, the aluminium bat, the 43 cans and under-arm.