Full Name

James Donald Higgs

Born

July 11, 1950, Kyabram, Victoria

Age

73y 238d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Legbreak Googly

Other

Coach

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.
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Jim Higgs Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50s4s6sCtSt
Tests223616111165.55006030
FC12213160384215.4000--430
List A92132*3.00000020

Bowling

FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Tests223647522057667/1438/19031.162.5972.0520
FC122-24837118383998/66-29.662.8562.2-193
List A9-488300123/253/2525.003.6840.6000
Jim Higgs at the MCG during the first Test between Australia and India

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Test

Debut/Last Matches of Jim Higgs

FC Matches

Span
1970/71 - 1982/83

List A Matches

Span
1971/72 - 1981/82

Recent Matches of Jim Higgs

MatchBatBowlDateGroundFormat
Victoria vs Queensland00/90 & 2/2425-Feb-1983MelbourneFC
Victoria vs South Aust0 & 00/11518-Feb-1983MelbourneFC
Victoria vs South Aust0 & 1*0/4622-Oct-1982AdelaideFC
Victoria vs South Aust0 & 60/82 & 1/2926-Feb-1982AdelaideFC
Victoria vs NSW0* & 1*0/24 & 0/2219-Feb-1982MelbourneFC

Photos of Jim Higgs

Ian Chappell's 1975 Australia squad to England