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Max Walker's sporting career

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MAX WALKER'S SPORTING CAREER

CRICKET

* 34 Tests: 138 wickets at average of 27.47. Best figures: 8-143 v England, February 1975

* Seven Supertests (World Series Cricket): 28 wickets at 25.43. Best figures 7-88 v World XI, January 1978.

* 17 one-day internationals: 20 wickets at 27.30, economy rate 3.25 runs per over

* 135 first-class games: 499 wickets at 26.47

VFL

* 85 games for Melbourne, 1967-72

TRIVIA

* Walker is one of only four men to play VFL football and Test cricket in the same year (1972). Others are Keith Miller, Laurie Nash and George Tribe.

* Walker's Test bowling average is better than that of Jeff Thomson and Mitchell Johnson, among others.

* Dennis Lillee is the only other bowler to take seven wickets in a Supertest innings during World Series Cricket

* His highest Test score, 78no v England in August 1977, is also his highest first-class score

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