Matthew Hart

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Matthew Hart
Personal information
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox
Career statistics
Competition Tests ODIs
Matches 14 13
Runs scored 353 61
Batting average 17.64 7.62
100s/50s 0/0 0/0
Top score 45 16
Balls bowled 3086 572
Wickets 29 13
Bowling average 49.58 28.69
5 wickets in innings 1 1
10 wickets in match 0 n/a
Best bowling 5/77 5/22
Catches/stumpings 9/- 7/-
Source: Cricinfo, 4 February 2006

Matthew Norman Hart (born 16 May 1972, Hamilton, Waikato) is a New Zealand cricketer. Hart, a left-arm orthodox spinner, played in 14 Tests between 1994 and 1996, claiming 29 wickets including one five-wicket haul against South Africa. He also appeared in 13 ODIs, claiming 13 wickets, including a then-record haul by a New Zealander in One Day Internationals, claiming 5/22 against the West Indies in 1994. His international career lasted from 1994 to 2002, eventually losing his place in the team to Daniel Vettori. Hart retired from cricket in 2005 at the age of 33, citing a loss of enthusiasm for the game.[1]

His brother, Robbie, also played cricket as a wicket-keeper for Northern Districts Knights and New Zealand.


  1. ^ http://www.cricinfo.com/newzealand/content/story/211519.html