|Batting style Left-hand bat|
Role Cricket Player
Name Roy Harford
|National side New Zealand|
Bowling style -
Roy Ivan Harford (born 30 May 1936, Fulham, England) is a former New Zealand cricketer who played in three Tests against India in 1967-68.
Harford was a wicket-keeper who played club cricket for Mitcham in Surrey before emigrating to New Zealand where he found himself playing first-class cricket for Auckland in 1965-66. He played all four representative matches for New Zealand against the Australian team in 1966-67, and toured Australia on the brief non-Test tour of 1967-68 as the only keeper. He then played the first three Tests in the home series against India before losing his place to John Ward. His three Tests were his last first-class matches.
Although a competent keeper, who played 13 of his 25 first-class matches for the national team, his left-handed batting was so unproductive that, unusually for a wicket-keeper at any level of the game, he batted at number 11.
He was not related to Noel Harford, who played for New Zealand in the 1950s.