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Shane Keith Warne
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Champion right arm leg spin bowling and right hand batsman cricketer born on 13th September, 1969 in Ferntree Gully, Victoria.

Shane began his cricket career with St. Kilda Cricket Club and worked his way through the grades before going to England in the late 80s to prove himself. After a successful stint in the Old Dart he returned to play for the St. Kilda First X1 in the 1989-90 season thence on to the Australian Cricketing Academy in Adelaide.

Shane Warne


In 1991, after playing Sheffield Shield for Victoria, he was selected to play for the Australian A side touring Zimbabwe. His form was outstanding, taking 11 wickets, including 7 for 49 in the final match. Test cricket awaited and the rest is legendary.

'Jack' the lad weighs in, on a good day, at 85kg and stands 183cm tall, more in his cricketing boots.

Shane tries to watch his weight, but with a diet of spaghetti bolognaise, pizza and with a plea from India for baked beans?

Warne skippers the Bushrangers (Victoria) and his childhood cricketer idols were Ian Botham, Viv Richards and our own Ian Chappell. He was also a great admirer of former Test captain Allan Border.

Shane is married to Simone with a baby daughter, Brooke, and another bub due in April ' 99.

Besides his cricket he enjoys golf, watching St. Kilda AFL team play, tennis, Hootie and the Blowfish and sleep.

Favourite TV shows include Footy Show, X-Files and Unsolved Mysteries.

Currently he drives a Ferrari. He can certainly afford to with the reputed $200,000 he received to give up smoking and promote Nicorettes.

Amongst others, Shane is sponsored by Nike.

In 1995 he was fined $6,000 by the ACB for accepting a $5,000 payment from an Indian bookmaker for information given during the 1994 one-day tournament in Sri Lanka. This incident, which was covered up until late 1998, also included Mark Waugh and appears to have been blown out of proportion by some members of the press and cricketing fraternity, especially Neil Harvey.

As he said "My life has been like a soap opera over the last six months".

Shane returned to Test cricket against the Poms in January ' 99 after shoulder surgery had laid him up for nine months.

Keep up to date on his performances at www.viccricket.asn.au

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