Bradley Edward McNamara
(born 30 December 1965 in Sydney
, New South Wales
) is an Australian cricketer
who has played first-class cricket
for New South Wales
and also List A cricket
once for the Middlesex Cricket Board
at Southgate in 1999.
McNamara was for over a decade an all-rounder
for the NSW in Australian domestic cricket
. A pugnacious competitor, when without injuries, he was always amongst the first picked for The Blues, particularly in one-day teams.As a medium pace bowler, his strength was his ability to worry batsmen with a shrewd combination of accuracy and unorthodoxy. Off a relatively short run, he combined impeccable line and length with difficult to read "change-up" balls, swing and seam.
He extended his canny ways as "a bowler who bats". Though no strokemaker, his hard working and stubborn approach to batting made him a key member of many Blues tail-end partnerships. He still jointly holds the Blues First Class tenth wicket partnership record of an unbroken 138* with Phil Alley
. McNamara retired from interstate competition at the end of the 1999-2000 season.
McNamara was best man
at Australian captain Steve Waugh
. He plays rhythm guitars, lead guitars and supplies backing vocals for Six & Out
, an Australian rock band consisting solely of members of the NSW Blues, including the Lee brothers.