Full name John Harmer
Born June 2, 1942, Sydney, New South Wales
Current age 74 years 294 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
Stats highlights from the fourth day in Ranchi, where Cheteshwar Pujara batted for ages and the Australians toiled like they haven't had to in many years
For the third time this home season, the team took the lead after its opposition put up 400 batting first but the Ranchi effort was special
Did Virat Kohli get his tactics right on the final day in Ranchi? Going by his fast bowlers' lines and R Ashwin's late introduction, the Indian captain took a few puzzling calls
On a pitch most suited for him on this tour, David Warner, the T20-specialist-turned-Test star, got his eye in and then played a wasteful shot. The grown-up knock came from another T20 specialist, instead: Glenn Maxwell
Sudhir Gautam, uber Tendulkar fan, is now rooting for a new sport
Three days ahead of the fourth Test, the surface at the HPCA Stadium wore a smattering of grass. Will that, or Mohammed Shami's availability, subject to fitness, change India's combination?
South Africa are set to play 14 Tests in nine months soon, so both fast bowlers, despite being sent home from New Zealand, should not lose hope
This Bangladesh are crazy if they think they can beat Sri Lanka in their own den. Right?
Under duress again, Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim forged a match-winning partnership and contributed in the second innings to help Bangladesh create history