Matthew Hart

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Matthew Hart
Personal information
Full name Matthew Norman Hart
Born 16 May 1972 (1972-05-16) (age 45)
Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 187) 17 February 1994 v Pakistan
Last Test 8 November 1995 v India
ODI debut (cap 87) 13 March 1994 v Pakistan
Last ODI 9 June 2002 v West Indies
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 14 13 135 128
Runs scored 353 61 4,418 2,050
Batting average 17.64 7.62 25.53 20.91
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 4/20 1/13
Top score 45 16 201* 100
Balls bowled 3,086 572 16,417 4,965
Wickets 29 13 212 116
Bowling average 49.58 28.69 35.01 27.28
5 wickets in innings 1 1 7 1
10 wickets in match 0 n/a 0 0
Best bowling 5/77 5/22 6/73 5/22
Catches/stumpings 9/- 7/- 109/0 69/0
Source: Cricinfo, 4 May 2017

Matthew Norman Hart (born 16 May 1972, in Hamilton, Waikato) is a former 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.

International record[edit]

Test 5 Wicket hauls[edit]

# Figures Match Opponent Venue City Country Year
1 5/77 7  South Africa The Wanderers Stadium Johannesburg South Africa 1994

ODI 5 Wicket hauls[edit]

# Figures Match Opponent Venue City Country Year
1 5/22 7  West Indies Fatorda Nehru Stadium Margao India 1994

References[edit]

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