Ian Harvey

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Ian Harvey
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Personal information
Full name Ian Joseph Harvey
Born (1972-04-10) 10 April 1972 (age 42)
Wonthaggi, Australia
Nickname Harvs, Freak
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right arm medium
Role All-rounder
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 135) 4 December 1997 v South Africa
Last ODI 29 May 2004 v Zimbabwe
Domestic team information
Years Team
1993–2005 Victoria
1999–2006 Gloucestershire
2004–2005 Yorkshire
2005–2006 Cape Cobras
2007 Derbyshire
2008 Hampshire
2009 Northamptonshire (squad no. 29)
2010 Southern Rocks
Career statistics
Competition ODI FC LA T20
Matches 73 165 304 51
Runs scored 715 8,409 5,973 1,469
Batting average 17.87 34.60 24.88 31.93
100s/50s 0/0 15/46 2/28 3/5
Top score 48* 209* 112 109
Balls bowled 3,279 24,274 13,601 917
Wickets 85 425 445 52
Bowling average 30.31 27.51 22.35 22.51
5 wickets in innings 0 15 9 0
10 wickets in match 0 2 0 0
Best bowling 4/16 8/101 5/19 4/18
Catches/stumpings 17/– 114/– 83/– 18/–
Source: Cricinfo, 1 September 2009

Ian Joseph Harvey (born 10 April 1972) is an Australian cricketer. He is an all-rounder. He was named as one of the five Wisden Cricketers of the Year for 2004.

Australian career[edit]

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[edit]

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.

English career[edit]

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.[1]

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.[2] Derbyshire allowed Harvey to play for Middleton Cricket Club for a weekend as a temporary replacement for their professional.[3]

South African career[edit]

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.[citation needed]

Twenty20[edit]

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.[4]

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.[5] 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.[6] Harvey contracted swine flu which meant he could not play in the quarter finals which Northamptonshire won.[7] He returned to play in the finals day of the competition.

In February 2010, Harvey signed to play T20 and first class matches for Zimbabwean franchise Southern Rocks[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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. 
  2. ^ "Driving ban delays Harvey return". BBC Sport. 2007-05-18. Retrieved 2007-05-18. 
  3. ^ "ECB block Harvey over citizenship". Cricinfo. 2007-05-08. Retrieved 2007-05-18. 
  4. ^ Chennai Superstars win ICL 2007 ICL Blog
  5. ^ Northants sign Harvey for Twenty20 cup Sky Sports
  6. ^ Harvey turns game for Northants BBC Sport
  7. ^ Harvey ruled out with 'swine flu' BBC Sport
  8. ^ Ian Harvey signs for Southern Rocks - Sportingo.com

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