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Rogues Gallery Inductees

* Rogues Gallery members (1979-1998) have become automatic inductees to the MCG Media Hall of Fame.

Tom Horan (writer)
Member of first Australian team to play England 1876/77.
From September 1879 until his death in 1916 he wrote a column for the Australasian under the pseudonym of "Felix''.

R.W.E. Wilmot (writer)
Wrote as "Old Boy'' for The Argus and the Australasian from 1902 until the mid 1930s.
Correspondent for the London Times and Observer and The Times of Ceylon.
Author of "Defending The Ashes" in 1932/33.

John Worrall (writer)
Test cricketer and fine footballer between 1880s and turn of the century.
Wrote cricket for The Age, The Argus, Australasian and Sydney Referee for three decades.

Hugh Buggy (writer)
Famous for inventing the word "Bodyline'' in 1932/33 while at the Sydney Sun.
Began at South Melbourne Record in 1912 and later wrote for The Argus, The Herald, The Sun News Pictorial and Sydney's Evening News and Sun.

Neville Cardus (writer)
Doyen of English cricket writers (24 books).
Correspondent for the Manchester Guardian between 1917-1940, the Sydney Morning Herald between 1941-49 and then for England's The Times and The Guardian.

Norman Banks (broadcaster)
An original football caller with 3KZ in 1931, he later moved to 3AW, combining sport and current affairs.
Called football for three decades.
Covered Helsinki and Melbourne Olympics.

Frank Mauger (writer)
Cricket writer at The Age in 1930s and 1940s.
Covered international series, including Bodyline of 1932/33 as "Mid-On'' before becoming an executive.
Unique double of being a journalist while a member of the Australian Cricket Board of Control in mid-1940s.

Hec De Lacy (writer)
A colourful and most controversial football writer of his era at The Sporting Globe in the 1940s and 1950s, with his strong opinions inciting many clubs.
Also the paper's chief cricket writer.

Percy Taylor (writer)
An outstanding writer of football and cricket, with a special interest in public school sports.
He travelled with the national cricket team, writing for four decades from 1920 for The Argus and The Herald.

Geoffrey Tebbutt (writer)
Cricket correspondent for The Herald and covered international cricket for two decades.
Author who wrote "With the 1930 Australians" on the England tour while working with Associated Press in London.

Keith Butler (writer)
Cricket and football writer for the Adelaide Advertiser for 30 years until retirement in 1978.
Also wrote for Australian Associated Press and London's Reuters.
Author of "Howzat!"

Kevin Hogan (writer)
Chief cricket and football writer for The Sun for 25 years.
Wrote both codes between 1940 and 1970, most as senior writer.
International cricket correspondent on many tours.

Fred Noble (writer/broadcaster)
Australian Test captain, player between 1897-1909.
His book, The Game's The Thing, became a cricket classic.
He wrote cricket for syndicated national newspapers and broadcast for the ABC.

Alf Brown (writer)
Doyen of football writers for almost four decades.
Joined The Herald in 1938 and retired in 1979.
Dominated football news and politics with informative, hard-nosed and objective reporting.

Ray Robinson (writer)
Started at The Herald in 1925 before becoming chief cricket writer for the Melbourne Star in 1930.
Australian cricket correspondent for the London Daily Telegraph (30 years) and Wisden.
A prolific author, his colourful works were headed by "On Top Down Under".

Tom Goodman (writer)
Sydney's leading sports writer from the 1930s to 1960s.
Began as a copy boy with the Evening News at 13 and joined the Sydney Morning Herald as cricket writer for 1932/33 Bodyline series, retiring in 1967.

Keith Miller (writer/broadcaster)
One of Australia's finest Test cricket all-rounders.
Correspondent for The Herald in the late 1960s and ABC radio commentator and television commentator for next decade.
Special writer for London's Daily Express for 30 years.

Percy Beames (writer)
Melbourne premiership rover 1939-41 and Victorian cricketer.
Captain of Melbourne cricket and football teams.
Chief cricket and football writer for The Age from 1946 until his retirement in 1975.

Bill O'Reilly (writer)
Great Australian leg-spin bowler.
Wrote cricket for the Sydney Morning Herald for 42 years before retirement in 1988.
Author of two tour books and an autobiography.

Jack Fingleton (writer)
Australian opening batsman in 1930s.
Worked for the Sydney Sun and Sydney Morning Herald from 1928 to 1942.
Correspondent for English, Indian and South African newspapers.
Author of works including "Cricket" and "Brightly Fades The Don".

Bill Jacobs (broadcaster)
Legendary Fitzroy cricketer, and manager of Australian and international teams.
Sporting Globe football and cricket columnist from1958 for two decades, and 35 years as 3AW football and cricket broadcaster until 1995.

Peter McFarline (writer)
Chief cricket writer of The Age from 1975 to 1984.
Columnist at The Herald from 1985 to 1987 before returning to The Age.
Author.
Football writer since 1970.

Ron Carter (writer)
Began football reporting at The Argus in 1950 before joining The Age in 1957.
Chief football writer for 17 years until retiring in 1993.
Contributor for the AFL Record.

Ernest H.M. Baillie (writer)
Wrote cricket under the pseudonym "Bail'' for
The Sporting Globe during the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s.
A fluent wordsmith, he boasted an exceptional cricket library.

Percey J. Millard (writer)
Cricket correspondent for The Herald.
Toured England with The Invincibles of 1948 and covered many Ashes campaigns during a career which spanned the 1930s to 1950s.

Ian McDonald (writer)
Chief football and cricket writer for the Sporting Globe in 1960s and 1970s, then sports editor of The Sunday Press.
Inaugural VFL and then ACB media manager.
Manager of Australian team for 13 years until 1997.
Author.

Richie Benaud (writer/broadcaster)
Australian cricket captain.
Cricket correspondent for The Herald for two decades from mid 1960s and for international newspapers.
Channel Nine chief broadcaster from 1980.
Author of autobiographies, tour books and cricket essays.

Jack Dyer (broadcaster/writer)
"Captain Blood'' wrote for The Sun for two years after retiring as Richmond coach in 1952.
Joined Truth for next three decades.
HSV7 commentator from 1958-1986.
Radio 3XY and 3KZ broadcaster from 1966 to 1991.

Ian Major (broadcaster)
Football broadcaster with 3XY (1966-1969) and 3KZ (1970-91).
Famous combination of "The Captain and the Major'' with Jack Dyer at those stations.
Later worked at Magic, 3UZ, ABC and 3AK.

Ron Casey (broadcaster)
Football broadcaster for 3DB from late 1940s for three decades.
HSV7 telecaster from 1956 for 20 years before another 20 years as Seven's chief executive.
Covered Melbourne Olympics for television.

Rex Pullen (writer)
Cricket and football writer for The Sun between 1942-1976.
Major contribution to Sheffield Shield cricket.
Football reporter and columnist for 30 years.

Lindsay Hassett (broadcaster)
Australian cricket captain in Test career spanning 1938-1953.
Wrote for The Sporting Globe and was a broadcaster for ABC radio for next two decades in 1960s and 1970s.

Lou Richards (broadcaster/writer)
Collingwood captain 1952-55.
Started at Channel Seven in 1958 before transferring to GTV9 in 1987.
Radio in 1956 with 3XY before two decades with 3DB.
Columnist for The Sun for three decades until 1990.
Author.

Alan McGilvray (broadcaster)
Former NSW captain who became the ABC's most authoritative broadcaster for five decades until retirement in 1985.
Editor of the ABC's Cricket Book in 1963. Author of "The Game Goes On" and "Captains of the Game".

Mike Williamson (broadcaster)
Made famous the cry "I tipped this''.
Began broadcasting at 3AK and 3AW before pioneering Channel Seven's football telecasts, retiring in 1977 after 18 years.
Covered 40 grand finals.

Mike Sheahan (writer)
Newsday in 1969, Hobart Mercury (1970-73), Inside Football 1974, The Age (1974-79) and The Herald (1979-1985).
AFL media manager 1985-89, then Sunday Age 1989-93 and Herald Sun.
Radio from 1990 and HSV7 since 1995.
A leading figure in football journalism.


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