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Merv Hughes      

Full name Mervyn Gregory Hughes

Born November 23, 1961, Euroa, Victoria

Current age 52 years 303 days

Major teams Australia, Australian Capital Territory, Essex, Victoria

Nickname Fruitfly (the biggest Australian pest!)

Playing role Bowler

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast

Other Selector

Mervyn Gregory Hughes
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 53 70 8 1032 72* 16.64 2233 46.21 0 2 96 17 23 0
ODIs 33 17 8 100 20 11.11 134 74.62 0 0 6 4 6 0
First-class 165 196 45 2649 72* 17.54 0 7 56 0
List A 88 46 15 264 20 8.51 0 0 19 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 53 97 12285 6017 212 8/87 13/217 28.38 2.93 57.9 14 7 1
ODIs 33 33 1639 1115 38 4/44 4/44 29.34 4.08 43.1 1 0 0
First-class 165 34881 17429 593 8/87 29.39 2.99 58.8 21 3
List A 88 4466 3151 105 5/41 5/41 30.00 4.23 42.5 2 1 0
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v India at Adelaide, Dec 13-17, 1985 scorecard
Last Test South Africa v Australia at Cape Town, Mar 17-21, 1994 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Australia v Pakistan at Adelaide, Dec 11, 1988 scorecard
Last ODI England v Australia at Lord's, May 23, 1993 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1981-1995
List A span 1981-1999
Profile

Merv Hughes was a big-hearted fast bowler who ultimately made a major contribution to Australia's fortunes. A crowd favourite, he was a lively character armed with an imposing run-up and delivery action, a classic fast bowlers' glare down the pitch, a mischievous sense of humour and a moustache of incredible proportions. And while his antics sometimes overshadowed his bowling, Hughes gave every ounce of effort to his country, and helped it to re-climb the ranks of Test cricket. Hughes made a comparatively modest entrance in the mid-1980s, but his value came to the fore against West Indies in 1988-89, when he lost pace partner Geoff Lawson to a broken jaw in the second Test. Hughes gained a hat-trick in that match, but his performance - 13 for 217 off 73.1 overs - illustrated his ability to combine the roles of spearhead and stock bowler.

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Jun 9, 2013

Merv Hughes vents his frustrations during a charity T20 match, Cirencester Cricket Club, June 9, 2013

Merv Hughes vents his frustrations during a charity T20 match

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Jun 9, 2013

Merv Hughes celebrates a hat-trick at a charity T20 match, Cirencester Cricket Club, June 9, 2013

Merv Hughes celebrates a hat-trick at a charity T20 match

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Dec 15, 2009

Peter Siddle talks to the selector Merv Hughes before pulling out of the third Test, 15 December 2009

Peter Siddle talks to the selector Merv Hughes before pulling out of the third Test

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1994

Country Fixtures Country Results
9th Match, Group B: Hurricanes v Northern D at Raipur
Sep 23, 2014 (20:00 local | 14:30 GMT | 10:30 EDT | 09:30 CDT | 07:30 PDT)
10th Match, Group A: KKR v Scorchers at Hyderabad (Deccan)
Sep 24, 2014 (20:00 local | 14:30 GMT | 10:30 EDT | 09:30 CDT | 07:30 PDT)
1st ODI: S Lanka U19 v Aust U19 at Colombo (SSC)
Sep 25, 2014 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 00:30 EDT | 23:30 CDT | 21:30 PDT)
2nd ODI: S Lanka U19 v Aust U19 at Colombo (RPS)
Sep 27, 2014 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 00:30 EDT | 23:30 CDT | 21:30 PDT)
15th Match, Group A: Super Kings v Scorchers at Bangalore
Sep 27, 2014 (20:00 local | 14:30 GMT | 10:30 EDT | 09:30 CDT | 07:30 PDT)
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