Oval in Queanbeyan Town Park to be named Brad Haddin Oval

The oval in Queanbeyan’s iconic Town Park will be named the Brad Haddin Oval in honour of the champion cricketer’s achievements.

Queanbeyan Mayor, Cr Tim Overall said it was a fitting honour Queanbeyan’s Brad Haddin who played junior cricket in Queanbeyan for a number of years before becoming one of Australia’s most successful wicketkeeper-batsmen in a Test career which spanned seven years and 66 tests.

“Brad is one of the finest wicketkeeper-batsmen to play for Australia and it is fitting that Queanbeyan’s Town Park, which has seen many cricket matches,  will be named in his honour,” Cr Overall said.

“This continues a long and proud tradition of Queanbeyan naming its sporting facilities in recognition of the sporting achievements of the city’s finest sporting stars. Brad will join the likes of Heather McKay, David Campese, Megan Still and Neil Bulger in having a Queanbeyan sports facility named in his honour.

“Council will hold a family-friendly unveiling ceremony in conjunction with Brad and the Queanbeyan District Cricket Club.

Mr Haddin attended secondary school in Queanbeyan and his parents Ross and Anne Haddin continue to reside in Queanbeyan. He played junior cricket with the Queanbeyan District Cricket Club until he was 15 before he joined ANU for the ACT first grade competition at 16. Mr Haddin represented the ACT Comets in the Mercantile Mutual Competition before joining the NSW Blues in 1999-2000. He made his Test debut at 30 and was involved in numerous Test and series victories and was a member of Australia’s World Cup winning team in 2015.

Test career
66 matches, 3266 runs, four centuries, 18 half centuries highest score of 169 and 270 dismissals.

One Day International career
126 matches, 3122 runs, two centuries, 16 half centuries, highest score 110 and 181 dismissals

Twenty20 international career
34 matches, 402 runs, highest score 47 and 23 dismissals