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Call for Bill Lawry to be immortalised by statue at the MCG

3AW regular Tony Jones says cricket commentator Bill Lawry deserves a statue at the MCG.

Speaking with Neil Mitchell, Jones said Lawry’s contribution to the game should be recognised.

‘Sometimes we undervalue the contribution that Melburnians, true Melburnians have made to this city.’ 

‘It’s the overall contribution, it’s not just what he achieved on the cricket field, but what I think he’s achieved off the cricket field.’ he said.

Lawry captained the Australian cricket team for 25 tests and started commentating the game at the start of World Series Cricket. 

‘To maintain the standard he has for some 40 years since he first got in the commentary box is itself outstanding.’ he said.

The MCG sporting statues currently feature cricketers Bill Ponsford, Don Bradman, Dennis Lillee, Keith Miller, Neil Harvey and Shane Warne. 

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