Mark Higgs      

Full name Mark Anthony Higgs

Born June 30, 1976, Queanbeyan, New South Wales

Current age 38 years 30 days

Major teams Australian Capital Territory, Lincolnshire, New South Wales, South Australia

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox, Slow left-arm chinaman

Mark Anthony Higgs
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
First-class 38 66 7 1915 181* 32.45 3343 57.28 3 9 21 0
List A 65 60 5 1328 77 24.14 0 5 25 0
Twenty20 1 - - - - - - - - - - - 0 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 38 3147 1741 31 4/25 56.16 3.31 101.5 0 0
List A 65 1232 1131 32 4/15 4/15 35.34 5.50 38.5 1 0 0
Twenty20 1 1 12 20 0 - - - 10.00 - 0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class debut 1998/99
Last First-class South Australia v Western Australia at Adelaide, Mar 4-7, 2004 scorecard
List A debut 1997/98
Last List A South Australia v Western Australia at Adelaide, Nov 12, 2005 scorecard
Only Twenty20 Hobart Hurricanes v Brisbane Heat at Hobart, Jan 12, 2013 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0/20 Hurricanes v Heat Hobart 12 Jan 2013 T20
12, 3/66, 2, 0/81 ACT U23s v Vic U23s Melbourne 19 Nov 2012 Other
0/23, 0, 1/9, 25 ACT U23s v WA U23s Perth 27 Feb 2012 Other
0, 2/36, 79, 4/39 ACT U23s v NSW U23s Sydney 6 Feb 2012 Other
75, 4/45, 1/106 ACT U23s v Tas U23s Canberra 16 Jan 2012 Other
16 ACT U23s v S Aust U23s Melbourne 2 Dec 2011 Other T20
4/23, 8 ACT U23s v WA U23s Melbourne 1 Dec 2011 Other T20
16 ACT U23s v Qld U23s Melbourne 30 Nov 2011 Other T20
0/16, 13 ACT U23s v Tas U23s Melbourne 30 Nov 2011 Other T20
27, 2/35 ACT U23s v NSW U23s Melbourne 29 Nov 2011 Other T20
Profile

Like his former New South Wales team-mate Brad Haddin, Mark Higgs initially represented the Australian Capital Territory in domestic competition before he was lured to Sydney in 1998-99. An accomplished slow left-arm bowler and an aggressive strokemaker, he made an immediate impression with the Canberra Comets, clubbing a powerful 36 and snaring three wickets as the side embarked on its history-making entry to Mercantile Mutual Cup competition in 1997-98. Opportunities proved harder to come by in Sydney, where the intense battle for places in the state team initially left him beating a regular path in and out of the eleven. However, a good finish to the 1999-2000 season impressed judges in high places, and he was a shock replacement for the injured Shane Warne for the ICC KnockOut tournament in Kenya. He remained on the sidelines as Australia made an early exit from the tournament, but the investment of faith provided an important fillip for the 2000-01 domestic season, during which he proceeded to produce a number of eye-catching performances. A spanking unbeaten 181 that set up an emphatic Pura Cup victory over Queensland and a haul of 4 for 15 in a Mercantile Mutual Cup success over Western Australia were the most indicative of his impact. Chances again became limited and he moved to South Australia in 2002-03, welcoming himself with a century on debut and enjoying a strong first season. After that his wrist spin became dominated by orthodox variations and his batting spluttered, allowing him only one-day appearances over the past two seasons and leading to him losing his contract.
Cricinfo staff June 2006

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Jan 12, 2008

Mark Higgs celebrates removing Virender Sehwag, ACT XI v Indians, 3rd day, Canberra, January 12, 2008

Mark Higgs celebrates removing Virender Sehwag

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Dec 20, 2003

Mark Higgs sends down a delivery, Queensland v South Australia, Pura Cup, Brisbane, December 20, 2003

Mark Higgs sends down a delivery

© Getty Images

Feb 15, 2002

Mark Higgs bowls, New South Wales v Western Australia, Perth, 15 January 2002

Mark Higgs bowls

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Notes

Commonwealth Bank Cricket Academy 1997

Australian tour to Kenya (ICC KnockOut), 2000-01

First-class Debut: New South Wales v Tasmania at Sydney, 1998/99

List A Debut: Canberra v South Australia at Canberra, 1997/98

Tournament Results
Scorchers v Heat at Perth - Jan 19, 2013
Heat won by 34 runs
Scorchers v Melb Stars at Perth - Jan 16, 2013
Scorchers won by 8 wickets (with 0 balls remaining) (D/L method)
Melb Reneg v Heat at Melbourne (Docklands) - Jan 15, 2013
Heat won by 15 runs
Hurricanes v Heat at Hobart - Jan 12, 2013
Heat won by 8 wickets (with 35 balls remaining)
Strikers v Scorchers at Adelaide - Jan 10, 2013
Scorchers won by 98 runs
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