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Jim Higgs      

Full name James Donald Higgs

Born July 11, 1950, Kyabram, Victoria

Current age 64 years 167 days

Major teams Australia, Victoria

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak googly

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James Donald Higgs
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 22 36 16 111 16 5.55 0 0 6 0 3 0
First-class 122 131 60 384 21 5.40 0 0 43 0
List A 9 2 1 3 2* 3.00 0 0 0 0 2 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 22 36 4752 2057 66 7/143 8/190 31.16 2.59 72.0 5 2 0
First-class 122 24837 11838 399 8/66 29.66 2.85 62.2 19 3
List A 9 488 300 12 3/25 3/25 25.00 3.68 40.6 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut West Indies v Australia at Port of Spain, Mar 3-5, 1978 scorecard
Last Test Australia v India at Melbourne, Feb 7-11, 1981 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class span 1970-1983
List A span 1971-1982
Profile

With plenty of what Shane Warne calls "rip", and a good wrong'un, Jim Higgs was Australia's best legspinner between Richie Benaud and Warne. His misfortune was to play at a time when wrist-spin was nearly extinct, thought to be the preserve only of the eccentric and the profligate, and so to find selectors and captains with little empathy with his guiles. He was chiefly and unfairly known in his time for having been bowled by the only ball he faced on the 1975 tour of England. He did bowl Victoria to a Sheffield Shield, later became a Test selector, and also taught the young Warne how to bowl a flipper.
Gideon Haigh

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Dec 29, 2007

Jim Higgs at the MCG during the first Test between Australia and India, December 29, 2007

Jim Higgs at the MCG during the first Test between Australia and India

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