| Mark Ray|
New South Wales
| Mark Ray|
| 2 October 1952 (age 63) (1952-10-02) Surry Hills, New South Wales, Australia|
Slow left-arm orthodox
Mark Ray Wikipedia
Mark Ray (born 2 October 1952 in Surry Hills, New South Wales) is a former Australian first-class cricket player.
Mark Ray played for New South Wales in the 1981-82 season, before moving to Tasmania, where he played for Tasmania from 1982-83 until he retired after the 1985-86 season. He also captained Tasmania on five occasions, becoming Tasmania's 40th captain.
A left-handed middle-order or opening batsman, and slow left-arm orthodox bowler, he was a capable all-rounder, although his batting relied on a limited range of strokes and his bowling on accuracy and flight rather than spin. His highest first-class score was 94, for Tasmania against Western Australia in 1983-84. His best bowling figures were 5 for 79, for Tasmania against New South Wales in 1985-86, in his second-last match.
He later became a cricket author and journalist, working for many years at The Age in Melbourne.Geoff Lawson's Diary of the Ashes: As Told to Mark Ray 1990
The Ashes: England in Australia 1990-91 (with Alan Lee) 1991
Cricket: The Game Behind the Game 1994
Border & Beyond 1995
Shane Warne: My Own Story: As Told to Mark Ray 1997
Cricket Masala 2002
Long Shadows: 100 Years of Australian Cricket 2006 (editor)