Brad McNamara

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Brad McNamara
Personal information
Full name Bradley Edward McNamara
Born (1965-12-30) 30 December 1965 (age 52)
Sydney, New South Wales
Batting Right-hand bat
Bowling Right-arm medium
Role All-rounder
Career statistics
Competition FC LA
Matches 59 47
Runs scored 2195 473
Batting average 27.78 18.19
100s/50s 2/11 0/2
Top score 137* 65*
Balls bowled 6591 2176
Wickets 116 60
Bowling average 26.82 23.41
5 wickets in innings 5 1
10 wickets in match 0 n/a
Best bowling 6/43 6/25
Catches/stumpings 35/– 14/–
Source: CricketArchive, 11 January 2013

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.

First-class career[edit]

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.[1]

As a medium pace bowler, his strength was his ability to worry batsmen with a combination of accuracy and unpredictability.[1] Off a relatively short run, he combined good line and length with difficult to read "change-up" balls, swing and seam.[1]

McNamara was the "man of the match" in his first List A match for New South Wales.[2]

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.[1] He still jointly holds the Blues first-class tenth wicket partnership record against Tasmania, an unbroken 138-run stand with Phil Alley.[3] McNamara retired from interstate competition at the end of the 1999–2000 season.

Channel Nine[edit]

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"[4]

Personal life[edit]

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.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d Polack, John (July 2000). "Brad McNamara profile". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 14 February 2015. 
  2. ^ Kogoy, Peter (29 October 1989). "Blues roll in". Sydney Morning Herald. Fairfax Media. Retrieved 3 March 2012. 
  3. ^ "Highest Partnerships for New South Wales against Tasmania". CricketArchive. Retrieved 14 February 2015. 
  4. ^ "Channel Nine cricket producer Brad McNamara quits network after 18 years". The Guardian. 6 July 2016. Retrieved 21 February 2018. 

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