Doug Harris (cricketer)

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Doug Harris
Personal information
Full name Douglas James Harris
Born (1962-12-20) 20 December 1962 (age 51)
Subiaco, Western Australia, Australia
Batting style Right-handed
Role Wicket-keeper
Domestic team information
Years Team
1991 Western Australia
Career statistics
Competition FC
Matches 1
Runs scored 23
Batting average 11.50
100s/50s 0/0
Top score 23
Catches/stumpings 1/0
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.[1] He was named Man of the Series after scoring 195 runs from five innings.[2][3] 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.[4] 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.[5] However, these dismissals are not included in his career records.[6]

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.[7] 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*).[8] At grade cricket level, Harris played for both Southern Districts (later Willetton) and Subiaco-Floreat.[9][10] 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,[11] coach of the state second XI,[12] state selector,[13] state high-performance manager,[14] and state talent manager.[15] As state coaching manager, he was also involved in launching the Dennis Lillee Fast Bowling Academy in 2002.[16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Under-19 Test matches played by Doug Harris (3) – CricketArchive. Retrieved 1 January 2013.
  2. ^ Australia Under-19s in Pakistan 1980/81 – CricketArchive. Retrieved 1 January 2013.
  3. ^ Australia Under-19s in Pakistan 1980/81: Under-19 Test batting and fielding for Australia Under-19s – CricketArchive. Retrieved 1 January 2013.
  4. ^ Miscellaneous matches played by Doug Harris (14) – CricketArchive. Retrieved 1 January 2013.
  5. ^ Western Australia v South Australia, Sheffield Shield 1985/86 – CricketArchive. Retrieved 1 January 2013.
  6. ^ Doug Harris profile – CricketArchive. Retrieved 1 January 2013.
  7. ^ First-class matches played by Doug Harris (1) – CricketArchive. Retrieved 1 January 2013.
  8. ^ Queensland v Western Australia, Sheffield Shield 1990/91 – CricketArchive. Retrieved 1 January 2013.
  9. ^ History – Willetton District Cricket Club. Retrieved 1 January 2013.
  10. ^ Subiaco-Floreat v Lancashire, Lancashire in Australia 1990/91 – CricketArchive. Retrieved 1 January 2013.
  11. ^ 2002/2003 Western Australian Under 19 cricket team – ESPNcricinfo. Published 25 November 2002. Retrieved 1 January 2013.
  12. ^ WACA announce second XI team – ESPNcricinfo. Published 12 October 2003. Retrieved 1 January 2013.
  13. ^ Adam Gilchrist named captain of Western Warriors – ESPNcricinfo. Published 12 September 2001. Retrieved 1 January 2013.
  14. ^ Members to vote on WACA shake-upThe West Australian. Published 23 September 2009. Retrieved 1 January 2012.
  15. ^ State Match Committee Revamped – Western Australian Cricket Association. Published 11 August 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2013.
  16. ^ Dennis Lillee Fast Bowling Academy set to bolster WA's fast bowling stocks – ESPNcricinfo, Published 11 June 2002. Retrieved 1 January 2013.