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Inductees - 1999

Mike Coward (writer)
Cricket correspondent for Adelaide's News and The Advertiser, The Age and Sydney Morning Herald and The Australian in Sydney.
Cricket commentator on various radio and Pay-TV in 1990s

Jack Cameron (scorer)
ABC cricket scorer since 1956.
Toured England in 1961 as Australian team scorer.
Worked for ABC television until early 1980s before moving to radio.
ABC football scorer in Melbourne.

Ken Piesse (author)
Cricket and football contributor since 1970 with The Observer, Sunday Press and Sunday Herald Sun.
Editor of Australian Cricketer and prolific author of football and cricket books.

Patrick Smith (writer)
The Sun from 1971, The Age since 1975 including six years as sports editor.
Senior cricket and football columnist and radio commentator with 3LO, Sport 927 and Triple M.

Graham Dawson (broadcaster)
ABC radio from 1970-1988, starting Sheffield Shield in 1971/72 and Tests in 1973. Football from 1972.
Sports director 3AK 1988-91; 2UE 1992-96 and then Magic 693.

Scot Palmer (writer)
Football writer and columnist from 1968 for
The Sun, The Sunday Press and the Sunday Herald Sun.
Former Sport 927, interstate radio and current Channel Seven. Author.

Phil Wilkins (writer)
Cricket correspondent from 1966 with Sydney Morning Herald and later The Sun and The Australian.
Contributor to Wisden and numerous international cricket magazines.

Greg Hobbs (writer)
Football writer for The Age from 1965 before editor of The Sporting Globe.
Chief football writer at The Herald, editor of The Football Record.
Chief writer of The AFL Record. Author.

Peter Booth (broadcaster)
ABC radio since 1968 after starting in Albury and Griffiths in 1960.
Football broadcasting from 1970 as game caller.
Cricket coverage in the same era, concentrating on one-day internationals.

Peter Landy (television broadcaster)
Channel Seven football caller since 1977 after moving from Channel Nine sports program. Began with radio 3AK.
Also specialising in Olympic Games rowing and world boxing titles.

Rod Nicholson (writer)
Cricket correspondent from 1970 for The Herald, The Sun, The Herald Sun, News Limited group and the Sunday Herald Sun.
Football writer since 1969. Cricket and football author.

Ron Reed (writer)
Editor of The Sporting Globe in 1978 and sports editor of The Herald from 1979 to 1986 and again 1989.
Sports columnist and football writer, cricket correspondent for Herald Sun. Olympics writer.

Trevor Grant (writer)
Began at The Observer before cricket and football writer from 1970 for The Sporting Globe.
Then worked at The Age, The Herald, The Herald Sun and the Sunday Herald Sun.

Tim Lane (broadcaster)
Cricket and football broadcasting with ABC in Tasmania from 1973. Joined ABC in Melbourne calling cricket.
Began football broadcasting in 1980. Channel Seven since 1999. Contributing writer to various magazines.

Tony Charlton (broadcaster)
Began at 3AW in 1952 before Channel Seven and then Channel Nine in 1959.
Cricket between 1960-68 on Channel Nine and football until 1970.
Two years at ABC television. Covered Melbourne's 1956 Olympics.

Alan Shiell (writer)
Former South Australian Sheffield Shield cricketer. Cricket and football writer since 1969 for The News and The Advertiser in Adelaide.
Correspondent for News Limited on international cricket tours.

Ken Casellas (writer)
Cricket and football correspondent for The West Australian since 1974.
Credited with introducing player match statistics to newspapers.
International cricket correspondent, contributor to major international cricket magazines.

Bill Lawry (broadcaster)
Former Australian and Victorian cricket captain. Columnist for The Observer in 1970s.
Channel Nine commentator since 1980 on domestic and international cricket. Magazine and radio contributor.

Bob Buchanan (photographer)
The first full-time football photographer in newspapers.
Started in 1946 and covered 25 consecutive seasons, including all grand finals, until retirement in 1971.

Alf Potter (television director)
Introduced outside television broadcasts of football and operated as director of Channel Seven between 1957 and 1980. Producer/director of original football panel, Pelaco Inquest.

Ben Kerville (writer/broadcaster)
Football, cricket and general sports writer for The Sporting Globe from 1946 to 1956. Covered 1956 Olympic Games at MCG for British news agency and local radio. Broadcaster on 3DB, and 3KZ.

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