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Bowling style  Right-arm medium
Name  Brad McNamara

Role  Cricket Bowler
Batting style  Right-handed
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Full name  Bradley Edward McNamara
Born  30 December 1965 (age 49) (1965-12-30) Sydney, New South Wales
Similar People  Richard Chee Quee, Gavin Robertson, James Brayshaw

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Bradley Edward "Brad" McNamara (born 30 December 1965) is a former Australian cricketer who played for New South Wales during the late 1980s and early 1990s. Born in Sydney, McNamara was a right-handed bowling all-rounder, and played for the Australian national under-19 cricket team before playing for New South Wales. In 1999, at the end of his career, he also appeared in a single limited-overs match for the Middlesex Cricket Board.

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First-class career

McNamara was an all-rounder for the NSW Blues in Australian domestic cricket for over a decade. When without injuries he was a regular selection for the Blues, particularly in one-day teams.

As a medium pace bowler, his strength was his ability to worry batsmen with a combination of accuracy and unpredictability. Off a relatively short run, he combined good line and length with difficult to read "change-up" balls, swing and seam.

McNamara was the "man of the match" in his first List A match for New South Wales.

While not noted for big hitting, his hard working and stubborn approach to batting made him a key member of many Blues tail-end partnerships. He still jointly holds the Blues first-class tenth wicket partnership record against Tasmania, an unbroken 138-run stand with Phil Alley. McNamara retired from interstate competition at the end of the 1999–2000 season.

Channel Nine

After his retirement from cricket, McNamara went to work for Channel Nine, becoming their executive director of cricket.

On 6 July 2016, it was announced that McNamara was leaving the network, following an often controversial and criticized tenure. McNamara was quoted as saying "it’s time for him to do something else"

Personal life

McNamara was best man at Australian captain Steve Waugh's wedding. He played rhythm guitar, lead guitar and supplied backing vocals for Six & Out, a cricket-themed rock band composed of Blues teammates Gavin Robertson, Richard Chee Quee and Shane and Brett Lee.

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Brad McNamara Wikipedia


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