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Full Name  Mervyn Gregory Hughes
Born  (1961-11-23) 23 November 1961 (age 53)
Birth Place  Euroa, Victoria, Australia
Role  Bowler
Name  Mervyn Hughes
Spouse  Sue Hughes
Nickname  Fruitfly
National team   Australia
Batting style  Right-hand
Bowling style  Right-arm fast
Children  Scott Hughes, Tim Hughes

Merv Hughes (Cricketer)
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 53 33 165 88
Runs scored 1,032 100 2,649 264
Batting average 16.64 11.11 17.54 8.51
100s/50s –/2 –/– –/7 –/–
Top score * 20 * 20
Balls bowled 12,285 1,639 34,881 4,466
Wickets 212 38 593 105
Bowling average 28.38 29.34 29.39 30.00
5 wickets in innings 7 21 1
10 wickets in match 1 3
Best bowling 8/87 4/44 8/87 5/41
Catches/stumpings 23/– 6/– 56/– 19/–

Mervyn Gregory Hughes , and Australia.


Merv hughes turns on the charm funny moments gentle giant


Merv Hughes (Cricketer) playing cricket

Hughes started his career playing district cricket with Footscray in 1978–79. Footscray, (now called Footscray-Edgewater), subsequently has had their main home ground named after him; it is now known as the Mervyn G. Hughes Oval. He was selected for Victoria in 1981–82, and made his debut against South Australia. Hughes first appeared for Australia against India in 1985–1986. He took 1–123 and was not re-selected until the Ashes Series against England the following year.

At Perth, in 1988–89, Merv Hughes completed a hat-trick spread across three separate overs and two different days. He had Curtly Ambrose caught behind with the last ball of his 36th over; ended West Indies first innings in his 37th, by removing Patrick Patterson; and more than a day later, completed his hat-trick by trapping Gordon Greenidge lbw with the first ball of West Indies second innings.

Personal life and later career

Merv Hughes (Cricketer) family

Hughes was a notorious consumer of alcohol and food. Towards the end of his career, this was felt to have increased damage to his knees, and may have ultimately led to a shortening of his Australian and Victorian playing careers. Having always been rather overweight, he participated in both seasons of Channel Nines Celebrity Overhaul to lose weight and improve his fitness. He was the top performer (weight-wise) in the first season of the show.

Hughes is noted for his large moustache. Described by Cricinfo as being "of incredible proportions", the moustache became sufficiently synonymous with Hughes for him to be rumoured to insure it for £200,000. In a 2013 Sky Sports interview during the 2013 Ashes Series, he quashed this rumour as being false.



Merv Hughes Wikipedia