A large crowd got the chance to listen to Australian cricket legend David Boon during his visit to the Great Southern this month. Boon visited Albany on October 18 for a sportsman’s night at the cricket pavilion on North Road through Mouse Promotions. The Tasmania batter enjoyed a brilliant career at the top level, playing more than 250 international matches and scoring 13,386 runs, including 26 centuries. More than 100 people attended the event run by the Albany and Districts Cricket Association and supported by MM Electrical. Boon, who is the chairman of Cricket Tasmania and an ICC match referee, spent time reliving his time as a player with Australia and spoke openly about his life after cricket. The 62-year-old had the crowd in raptures during his speech and answered a host of questions from around the room before posing for photos and signing memorabilia afterwards. He was in the region as part of an extended trip, also visiting Jerramungup, Mt Barker, Denmark and Broomehill along the way.