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Full name John Harmer
Born June 2, 1942, Sydney, New South Wales
Current age 72 years 301 days
Major teams Victoria Second XI
John Harmer briefly played for Victoria's 2nd XI in 1960-61 but made his name as a coach and biomechanics expert. He took over as coach to Australia's women's side in 1994-95 and was at the helm as they reached three World Cup finals. In 1998 he was shortlisted in the Australian Coach of the Year awards. In 2001 he moved to England to take charge of the England women's side and from there he joined the Australian Academy as a senior coach in 2003. Among other roles, he has advised the Australian and New Zealand boards on biomechanics.
He has also published considerable research on biomechanics and coaching, including: Biomechanics in Physical Education (1971), Cricket Biomechanics (1989), Bowling - Techniques of Error Detection and Correction (1993) plus CD Rom's on wicketkeeping, fielding and batting.
Cricinfo staff August 2007
As a six-year-old, he watched Wasim Akram at the 1992 World Cup and decided that he would be a left-arm fast bowler. As a man, he put on a show very nearly as memorable as Wasim's 23 years before
Over the last few months, he has slowly moved from a flashy finisher, to a more measured risk manager
India's Plan A in this World Cup had worked flawlessly over seven matches. When they came up against the toughest opponents in the World Cup, however, they were left scrambling for a back-up plan
Whatever happens, the Australia-New Zealand World Cup final at the MCG will be the most divine fun