Travis Head

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Travis Head
Personal information
Full name Travis Michael Head
Born (1993-12-29) 29 December 1993 (age 21)
Adelaide, South Australia,
Australia
Batting style Left-handed
Bowling style Right-arm off-break
Role Batsman, occasional wicket-keeper
Domestic team information
Years Team
2012–present South Australia
2013–present Adelaide Strikers
Career statistics
Competition FC LA T20
Matches 27 15 11
Runs scored 1,388 458 231
Batting average 29.53 32.71 25.66
100s/50s 0/12 1/3 0/2
Top score 98 108 71
Balls bowled 128 117 24
Wickets 0 2 0
Bowling average 60.00
5 wickets in innings 0
10 wickets in match n/a n/a
Best bowling 2/9
Catches/stumpings 9/– 4/– 2/–
Source: CricketArchive, 19 January 2015

Travis Michael Head (born 29 December 1993) is an Australian cricketer, currently contracted to South Australia and the Adelaide Strikers for domestic matches.

From Adelaide, where he played at underage levels for the Craigmore Cricket Club,[1] Head represented South Australia at both under-17 and under-19 level, making his debut in the National Under-19 Championships at the age of 17.[2] He went on to play 18 under-19 One Day International (ODI) matches for the Australian national team, including at the 2012 ICC Under-19 World Cup.[3] Having been awarded a rookie contract by the South Australian Cricket Association (SACA), Head made his first-class debut for South Australia during the 2011–12 season of the Sheffield Shield, in a match against Victoria at the Adelaide Oval.[4] He went on to play in each of South Australia's three remaining Shield matches, scoring two half-centuries with a best of 90 runs against Tasmania, which included a 177-run partnership with Michael Klinger (219 not out).[5]

Head remained a regular selection for the 2012–13 season, usually batting in the middle order.[6] He again participated in the National Under-19 Championships, and was named Player of the Tournament for a second consecutive championships.[7] Head subsequently played a single Twenty20 game for the Adelaide Strikers in the Big Bash League, replacing the injured Kieron Pollard in the team.[8] However, shortly after South Australia's Shield win against Victoria in January 2013, he was hit by a car outside a hotel in Adelaide, receiving injuries to his head and back.[9] At grade cricket level, Head plays for Tea Tree Gully.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Head to India - Craigmore Cricket Club. Retrieved 3 September 2013.
  2. ^ Miscellaneous matches played by Travis Head – CricketArchive. Retrieved 28 January 2013.
  3. ^ Under-19 ODI matches played by Travis Head (18) – CricketArchive. Retrieved 28 January 2013.
  4. ^ South Australia v Victoria – CricketArchive. Retrieved 28 January 2013.
  5. ^ South Australia v Tasmania, Sheffield Shield 2011/12 – CricketArchive. Retrieved 28 January 2013.
  6. ^ Sheffield Shield 2012/13: batting and fielding for South Australia – CricketArchive. Retrieved 28 January 2013.
  7. ^ Travis Head player profile – ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 28 January 2013.
  8. ^ Adelaide Strikers opt for novice Travis Head, 18, at the crease – news.com.au. Published 9 January 2013. Retrieved 28 January 2013.
  9. ^ Redbacks' rookie Travis Head hit by carThe Australian. Published 28 January 2013. Retrieved 28 January 2013.
  10. ^ Player profile – Southern Redbacks. Retrieved 28 January 2013.