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Full Name  Ian Joseph Harvey
Born  (1972-04-10) 10 April 1972 (age 42)
Birth Place  Wonthaggi, Australia
Role  All-rounder
Name  Ian Harvey
Nickname  Freak
National team   Australia
Height  5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Batting style  Right-handed
Bowling style  Right arm medium

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Ian Harvey (Cricketer)
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/–

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

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

Harvey played in the 2003 World Cup in South Africa as a replacement for the injured Shane Watson. He played in their first group game of the tournament against Pakistan. coring 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.

Harvey lost his place when Darren Lehmann and Michael Bevan returned from injury. He featured in one more group game against the Netherlands where he picked up three more wickets. 7 wickets in 2 group games.

English career

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.

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

South African career

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.


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