Where our sport is today is often a reflection of those who have gone before us – players, administrators, coaches. Every sport has their legends and their characters and sometimes, like Betty Wilson they are both.
Betty was confident, brash, witty and produced some of crickets most historic moments. So to be asked by Cricket Australia to induct Betty into the Hall of Fame was an absolute honor. It would have been even better and no doubt funnier if Chris Matthews could have been there too. However, a recent accident meant the former Australian wicket keeper and WACA CEO couldn’t fly.
So without further ado, and in between David Boon and Matthew Hayden inductions, Betty Wilson’s Hall of Fame induction speech.