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Aussie cricket legend to bowl over Spotted Cow

Aussie cricket legend Glenn McGrath is coming to the Spotted Cow on March 7.
Aussie cricket legend Glenn McGrath is coming to the Spotted Cow on March 7. CHRIS MCCORMACK/159333l

AUSTRALIAN cricket legend Glenn McGrath will visit Toowoomba next month keen to divulge stories accumulated from his playing days.

Mr McGrath is the guest speaker at a sportsman's dinner being held at the Spotted Cow on March 7.

Spotted Cow licensee Phil Coorey said he was thrilled to secure the services of the recent cricket Hall of Fame inductee.

"Our sports functions in general have been hugely popular and very successful," Mr Coorey said.

"We were pretty lucky, given his very tight schedule, to be able to get him (McGrath) up here.

"It is extremely exciting and still very surreal. He is one of the best players to ever play cricket," he said.

Mr Coorey said the luncheon planned for the same day featuring Mr McGrath had already sold out.

"I am sure he will come armed with some stories from his playing days which will no doubt be very interesting and highly amusing," he said.

"Without doubt he is a true legend of the game of cricket and a national sporting icon.

"This is a major coup for not only the hotel, but also for the city, to get a person of this calibre and stature to Toowoomba."

Dinner with Glenn McGrath includes a three-course meal and drinks package.

Tickets cost $150 and can be purchased by contacting the hotel on 46393264.

BACKGROUND

  • Nickname: Pigeon
  • Australia's 358th test player
  • Test debut: Australia v New Zealand on November 12, 1993.
  • Test matches: 124
  • Test wickets: 563
  • Best bowling: 8/24 v Pakistan, Perth 2004.
  • Bowling average: 21.64
  • Test runs: 641
  • Top score: 61 v New Zealand, Brisbane 2004.
  • Batting average: 7.36

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