The legendary cricket duo of John Dyson and Mike Whitney have been inducted into the Cricket New South Wales Hall of Fame.
Joining a prestigious list that includes the likes of Sir Don Bradman, Richie Benaud and Belinda Clark, among others, the duo have become the 51st and 52nd inductees into the Hall of Fame.
Their induction comes after Steve Rixon, Leah Poulton, Muriel Picton, Tom Garrett, and Herbie Collins were inducted last year.
The induction of the two world-class players took place in the Steve Waugh Room during the McGrath Foundation's Pink Test on Day 2 of the match between Australia and Pakistan to round out the three-match series.
“Both John and Mike become welcome inductees into the Hall of Fame for their outstanding contributions to NSW and Australian cricket over many years,” Lee Germon, a former New Zealand Test captain and now Cricket NSW CEO, said.
“They can both be remembered for iconic moments as well as for sustained success in NSW for the Blues and wearing the Baggy Green of the Australian team.
“We are proud to have had them make such a positive impact in inspiring people to play and love cricket.”
Playing over 150 first-class matches (94 being for New South Wales), Dyson scored a remarkable 9935 runs at an average of 40.22 with 19 centuries and 53 half-centuries to his name.
He also played 24 limited-over matches for NSW for 846 runs at 38.45, with two centuries and six half-centuries.
Dyson also managed to appear in 30 Test matches during his career, scoring 1359 runs, at 26.64, with two centuries and five half-centuries.
The other inductee is Mike Whitney.
A cricket great from Randwick Petersham, Whitney is known on and off the field for his remarkable television career, which saw him host several reality and lifestyle shows.
Making his first-class debut in 1980, he would end up with 12 Tests for Australia and took 39 wickets at an average of 33.97, including two seven-wicket performances.
Mainly known for his bowling ability, he only produced 68 runs throughout his international Test career for Australia.