Pasty Harris

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Pasty Harris
Personal information
Full name Michael John Harris
Born 25 May 1944 (1944-05-25) (age 72)
St Just in Roseland, Cornwall
Batting style Right-handed batsman
Bowling style Legbreak
International information
National side
Career statistics
Competition First-class List A
Matches 344 225
Runs scored 19196 4882
Batting average 36.70 29.95
100s/50s 41/98 3/26
Top score 201* 104*
Balls bowled 6345 94
Wickets 79 4
Bowling average 43.78 21.75
5 wickets in innings 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 N/A
Best bowling 4-16 2-24
Catches/stumpings 288/14 139/6
Source: Cricinfo[1]

Michael John "Pasty" Harris (born 25 May 1944, in St Just in Roseland, Cornwall) is an English cricketer who played for various first class cricket teams. He played from 1964 until 1982 in a 344-game career which took him to South Africa and New Zealand. In England he represented Nottinghamshire, for whom he scored over 15,000 runs, and Middlesex County Cricket Club, playing as a right-handed batsman and, from 1969 until around 1972, as a useful leg spin bowler. From 1974 to 1977, Nottinghamshire used him as their wicketkeeper as David Pullan, the incumbent, was a poor batsman. Harris hit nine centuries, equalling the county record, in 1971 when he scored 2238 runs. A prolific batsman in county cricket, he was selected on standby for the 1974-75 Ashes tour but was superseded by Colin Cowdrey. His nickname of "Pasty" referred to his Cornish origins. Harris was later on the list of First Class Umpires.


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