Tredrea, McDermott enter hall of fame

Former Australia wicket-takers Sharon Tredrea and Craig McDermott have been recognised for their services to the game.

Bowlers Sharon Tredrea and Craig McDermott have been inducted into the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame.

Former Australia captain Tredrea took 62 wickets in 10 Tests and 31 one-day internationals, including four Women's World Cups between 1973-1988.

"Sharon was a trailblazer of the women's game during her career at a time when opportunities for our women's cricketers were few and there was little or no funding available to them," Australian Cricket Hall of Fame chairman Peter King said in a statement on Monday.

"She was a fierce competitor on the field who always strived for the ultimate performance but was equally gracious off the field.

McDermott, who was named International Cricketer of the year in 1992 and 1995, took 291 wickets in 71 Tests, including 30 on his maiden Ashes tour in 1985, and a then-record 203 wickets in 183 ODIs.

The Queenslander took 18 wickets in Australia's 1987 World Cup victory, including a stunning 5-44 in the last-four clash with Pakistan.

"Craig remains one of Australia's standout fast bowlers after a stellar playing and coaching career," King said.

"He endured his fair share of injury given the rigours of pace bowling over a long period of time but fought back each time, highlighting his mental and physical toughness.

"Craig led the Australian attack through a difficult period of recovery under Allan Border, ultimately starting the following eras of success for the Australian men's team."


AAP