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Langer and Thompson to join HOF

Current Australian men's coach Justin Langer has been inducted into the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame.

Langer becomes the 59th inductee into the HOF and will be joined by former Victorian fast bowler Raelee Thompson.

Born and bred in WA, Langer played 117 First-Class matches for WA, and ended his career as the highest run-scorer in the State's history. During his 17 year state career he played in two Sheffield Shield winning teams, captained a One-Day Cup win and became the first Western Australian to play 100 Tests for his country.

Thompson played 16 Tests and 23 One Day Internationals for Australia between 1972 and 1985, she captained the team four times. Thompson is the oldest player – male or female – to take a maiden five-wicket haul in Test matches at 39 years and 175 days of age.


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