|Full name||Ian Joseph Harvey|
10 April 1972 |
|Height||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|Bowling style||Right arm medium|
|ODI debut (cap 135)||4 December 1997 v South Africa|
|Last ODI||29 May 2004 v Zimbabwe|
|Domestic team information|
|2009||Northamptonshire (squad no. 29)|
|Source: Cricinfo, 1 September 2009|
Harvey started his first-class cricket career with Victoria in the Sheffield Shield in 1993 as an all-rounder. He was called up to the Australian one day cricket team in 1997 and has played 73 One Day Internationals. Harvey bowls tightly at the end of games, equipped with a well disguised slower ball, as well as being a big hitting late order batsman, however he did not hit an ODI half-century.
2003 ICC Cricket World Cup
He appeared for Australia in the 2003 World Cup in South Africa as a replacement for the injured Watson. He participated in their first group game of the tournament against Pakistan. He scored a more than a run-a-ball 24 supporting Andrew Symonds who made a match-winning 143 not out. Defending 310, Harvey was the best bowler picking up 4 wickets including one with his first ball as Australia won comfortably. Due to Symonds' innings, Harvey lost his place when Darren Lehmann and Michael Bevan returned from injury. He featured in one more group game against Netherlands in a game in which he did not bat but bowled and gained 3 more wickets. 7 wickets in 2 group games as Australia finished the group unbeaten qualifying for the Super Six stage. He played in the first Super Six game against Sri Lanka making a brief 5 not out at the end of Australia's innings. He did not take a wicket when he bowled but he was economical. Against New Zealand he failed with the bat making just 2 but he bowled economically again taking 1/11 in 6 overs. In the final Super Six stage against tournament surprise package Kenya he bowled tightly without reward and in the run chase of 175 after Australia stuttered, he and Symonds were involved together in a 50-run partnership as they saw Australia home carrying on their unbeaten run through the tournament, Harvey finishing on 24 not out. Because of an injury to Damien Martyn, he played in the semi-final against Sri Lanka.
Harvey played for Gloucestershire from 1999-2003 in the English County Championship and domestic one day competitions . He was an integral part of the team that won a number of one day trophies, including four one day finals in a row. Harvey also scored the first Twenty20 cricket century in 2003, and has scored 3 T20 centuries in all. In 2004 he switched counties to play for Yorkshire for whom he played until 2005.
For 2006, he returned to play for Gloucestershire in English County Championship and Victoria in the Pura Cup. He signed to play for Derbyshire in 2007, but did not play a full season as his clearance to play as an English-qualified player was not received from the Home Office. Approval was delayed as a result of a drink-driving conviction, a decision which upset Derbyshire chief executive John Sears. Derbyshire allowed Harvey to play for Middleton Cricket Club for a weekend as a temporary replacement for their professional.
South African career
For the 2005/06 season, Harvey played with the South African provincial side Nashua-Western Province Boland, where he also coached and commentated, sometimes doing two or all three at once.
Harvey excelled in the then-new Twenty20 format in 2003 scoring the first century, and has since scored three more T20 centuries. This record eventually led him to being picked to play in the first Indian Cricket League competition in 2007 for Chennai Superstars. He played in the Chennai team that won the inaugural league. He won both the man of the match award for the final and player of the tournament award.
Being a specialist Twenty20 player, he has signed short term deals especially for the Twenty20 with Hampshire Hawks in 2008 and Northamptonshire Steelbacks in 2009. On his debut for Northants, he scored 12 with the bat but starred with the ball taking 4-18 of 4 overs to help them to a 17 run win against Warwickshire Bears. Harvey contracted swine flu which meant he could not play in the quarter finals which Northamptonshire won. He returned to play in the finals day of the competition.
- Warner, David (2011). The Yorkshire County Cricket Club: 2011 Yearbook (113th ed.). Ilkley, Yorkshire: Great Northern Books. p. 370. ISBN 978-1-905080-85-4.
- "Driving ban delays Harvey return". BBC Sport. 2007-05-18. Retrieved 2007-05-18.
- "ECB block Harvey over citizenship". Cricinfo. 2007-05-08. Retrieved 2007-05-18.
- Chennai Superstars win ICL 2007 ICL Blog
- Northants sign Harvey for Twenty20 cup Sky Sports
- Harvey turns game for Northants BBC Sport
- Harvey ruled out with 'swine flu' BBC Sport
- Ian Harvey signs for Southern Rocks - Sportingo.com