Doug Harris (cricketer)
|Full name||Douglas James Harris|
20 December 1962 |
Subiaco, Western Australia, Australia
|Domestic team information|
|Source: CricketArchive, 1 January 2013|
Douglas James "Doug" Harris (born 20 December 1962) is a former Australian cricketer. From Perth, Harris excelled at junior levels, and represented the Australian national under-19 cricket team in a three-Test series during the 1980–81 season. He was named Man of the Series after scoring 195 runs from five innings. From the early 1980s, Harris was regularly selected in state colts and second XI matches, though Tim Zoehrer was generally the first-choice wicket-keeper at state level. In a Sheffield Shield match against South Australia during the 1985–86 season, Western Australia's wicket-keeper Michael Cox was unavailable to keep wicket in South Australia's second innings. Despite not having been named twelfth man, Harris substituted for Cox as wicket-keeper, and recorded two stumpings off the bowling of Wayne Andrews. However, these dismissals are not included in his career records.
Harris continued to occasionally play in colts and second XI matches throughout the late 1980s. His sole match at first-class level came during the 1990–91 season, in a Sheffield Shield match against Queensland. In the match, held at The Gabba in February 1991, Harris played as a specialist batsman, opening the batting with Mark Lavender in both innings. He was dismissed for a duck in the first innings, but scored 23 runs in the second innings as part of a 61-run opening stand with Lavender (113*). At grade cricket level, Harris played for both Southern Districts (later Willetton) and Subiaco-Floreat. After retiring, he has filled several positions with the Western Australian Cricket Association (WACA) at various stages, including manager and coach of the state under-19 team, coach of the state second XI, state selector, state high-performance manager, and state talent manager. As state coaching manager, he was also involved in launching the Dennis Lillee Fast Bowling Academy in 2002.
- Under-19 Test matches played by Doug Harris (3) – CricketArchive. Retrieved 1 January 2013.
- Australia Under-19s in Pakistan 1980/81 – CricketArchive. Retrieved 1 January 2013.
- Australia Under-19s in Pakistan 1980/81: Under-19 Test batting and fielding for Australia Under-19s – CricketArchive. Retrieved 1 January 2013.
- Miscellaneous matches played by Doug Harris (14) – CricketArchive. Retrieved 1 January 2013.
- Western Australia v South Australia, Sheffield Shield 1985/86 – CricketArchive. Retrieved 1 January 2013.
- Doug Harris profile – CricketArchive. Retrieved 1 January 2013.
- First-class matches played by Doug Harris (1) – CricketArchive. Retrieved 1 January 2013.
- Queensland v Western Australia, Sheffield Shield 1990/91 – CricketArchive. Retrieved 1 January 2013.
- History – Willetton District Cricket Club. Retrieved 1 January 2013.
- Subiaco-Floreat v Lancashire, Lancashire in Australia 1990/91 – CricketArchive. Retrieved 1 January 2013.
- 2002/2003 Western Australian Under 19 cricket team – ESPNcricinfo. Published 25 November 2002. Retrieved 1 January 2013.
- WACA announce second XI team – ESPNcricinfo. Published 12 October 2003. Retrieved 1 January 2013.
- Adam Gilchrist named captain of Western Warriors – ESPNcricinfo. Published 12 September 2001. Retrieved 1 January 2013.
- Members to vote on WACA shake-up – The West Australian. Published 23 September 2009. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
- State Match Committee Revamped – Western Australian Cricket Association. Published 11 August 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2013.
- Dennis Lillee Fast Bowling Academy set to bolster WA's fast bowling stocks – ESPNcricinfo, Published 11 June 2002. Retrieved 1 January 2013.