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Chairman, Cricket Tasmania (Sep 2022 – Present)
International Match Referee, International Cricket Council (ICC)(2011 – Present)
Board Member, Cricket Tasmania (2014 – Present)
Deputy Chairman, Cricket Tasmania
Director, Cricket Tasmania
General Manager of Cricket, Cricket Tasmania
Manager – Media and Marketing, Cricket Tasmania
Member, Cricket Australia Selection Board (2000 – 2011)
Brand Ambassador, Victoria Bitter
Cricketer, Durham CCC (1997 – 1999)
Cricketer, Australian National Men’s Cricket Team (Feb 1984 – Jan 1996)
Cricketer, Tasmania (1978 – 1999)
David Boon is a retired Australian cricketer and current senior cricket administrator. He played in 107 Tests and 181 ODIs for the Australian National Men’s Cricket team from 1984 to 1996, including the 1987 ODI World Cup where he played a pivotal role in Australia’s victory over England in the final and was awarded Man of the Match with a score of 75. Boon also played a part in four Ashes series wins.
Currently, Boon serves as the Chairman of Cricket Tasmania, a position he was elected to at a board meeting on September 19, 2022. He has been a member of the Cricket Tasmania board since 2014, most recently serving as Deputy Chairman.
Boon has a long history with Tasmanian and Australian cricket, remaining involved with the sport after his playing career ended. He previously held roles as Cricket Tasmania’s Manager of Media and Marketing and General Manager of Cricket, as well as performing Director duties with Cricket Tasmania.
Boon became an ICC match referee in 2011, replacing Alan Hurst on the ICC Elite Panel. He has since officiated in over 300 matches as a referee, becoming one of only seven ICC Elite officials.
Boon played first-class cricket for his home state Tasmania and the English County Championship side Durham. He retired from all levels of cricket at the end of the 1999 English County Championship season.
After his retirement, Boon joined the Cricket Australia selection board in 2000, replacing his friend Geoff Marsh. He worked alongside Merv Hughes, Andrew Hilditch, and Jamie Cox on the Men’s National Team selection matters before stepping down in 2011.
Boon has been recognized for his contributions to cricket with several awards and honors. He was awarded an MBE in the 1988 Queen’s Birthday Honors and inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame in 2005 as an Athlete Member. In 2017, he was inducted into the Australian Hall of Fame as one of just 12 players to have appeared in 100 Test Matches for Australia.
In 2015, the Southern Stand at Bellerive Oval was named the David Boon Stand in his honor.