Full name Alan George Hurst
Born July 15, 1950, Altona, Melbourne, Victoria
Current age 66 years 252 days
Major teams Australia, Victoria
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast
|Test debut||Australia v New Zealand at Adelaide, Jan 26-31, 1974 scorecard|
|Last Test||India v Australia at Bengaluru, Sep 19-24, 1979 scorecard|
|ODI debut||Australia v England at Melbourne, Jan 1, 1975 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Australia v Canada at Birmingham, Jun 16, 1979 scorecard|
|First-class span||1972/73 - 1980/81|
|List A span||1972/73 - 1980/81|
|Test debut||Bangladesh v New Zealand at Dhaka, Oct 19-22, 2004 scorecard|
|Last Test||England v Sri Lanka at Southampton, Jun 16-20, 2011 scorecard|
|ODI debut||Bangladesh v New Zealand at Chittagong, Nov 2, 2004 scorecard|
|Last ODI||England v Sri Lanka at Manchester, Jul 9, 2011 scorecard|
|T20I debut||New Zealand v England at Auckland, Feb 5, 2008 scorecard|
|Last T20I||England v Sri Lanka at Bristol, Jun 25, 2011 scorecard|
The strapping Victorian fast bowler Alan Hurst's injury problems looked set to sentence him to one-cap-wonder status until he made a successful return in the late 1970s. Hurst made his debut in 1973-74, against New Zealand at Adelaide, but was dropped after a modest performance. Four years later he returned to a Packer-gutted side, and in 1978-79 he had a storming season. In six Ashes Tests he grabbed 25 wickets, even though a depleted Australia were hammered 5-1, and then blew Pakistan away with nine wickets at Perth. But that was Hurst's last Test in Australia - two wicketless Tests in India the following season were his last, and he had to return home with a serious back injury. He was also a terrible batsman, who made 10 ducks in 20 Test innings.
Also, which players have the most half-centuries without ever having made a hundred?
This Bangladesh are crazy if they think they can beat Sri Lanka in their own den. Right?