Full Name

Mark Anthony Higgs

Born

June 30, 1976, Queanbeyan, New South Wales

Age

45y 155d

Batting Style

Left hand bat

Bowling Style

Slow left arm orthodox, Left arm wrist spin

TEAMS

Like his former New South Wales team-mate Brad Haddin, Mark Higgs initially represented the Australian Capital Territory in domestic competition before he was lured to Sydney in 1998-99. An accomplished slow left-arm bowler and an aggressive strokemaker, he made an immediate impression with the Canberra Comets, clubbing a powerful 36 and snaring three wickets as the side embarked on its history-making entry to Mercantile Mutual Cup competition in 1997-98. Opportunities proved harder to come by in Sydney, where the intense battle for places in the state team initially left him beating a regular path in and out of the eleven. However, a good finish to the 1999-2000 season impressed judges in high places, and he was a shock replacement for the injured Shane Warne for the ICC KnockOut tournament in Kenya. He remained on the sidelines as Australia made an early exit from the tournament, but the investment of faith provided an important fillip for the 2000-01 domestic season, during which he proceeded to produce a number of eye-catching performances. A spanking unbeaten 181 that set up an emphatic Pura Cup victory over Queensland and a haul of 4 for 15 in a Mercantile Mutual Cup success over Western Australia were the most indicative of his impact. Chances again became limited and he moved to South Australia in 2002-03, welcoming himself with a century on debut and enjoying a strong first season. After that his wrist spin became dominated by orthodox variations and his batting spluttered, allowing him only one-day appearances over the past two seasons and leading to him losing his contract.
Cricinfo staff June 2006

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
FC386671915181*32.45334357.2839210
List A6560513287724.1405250
T201-----------00
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
FC3831471741314/2556.163.31101.500
List A6512321131324/154/1535.345.5038.5100
T201112200---10.00-000

Recent Matches - Player

MATCHBATBOWLDATEGROUNDFORMAT
Hurricanes vs Heat--0/2012-Jan-2013HobartT20
ACT U23s vs Vic U23s12 & 23/66 & 0/8119-Nov-2012MelbourneOTHER
ACT U23s vs WA U23s0 & 250/23 & 1/927-Feb-2012PerthOTHER
ACT U23s vs NSW U23s0 & 792/36 & 4/3906-Feb-2012SydneyOTHER
ACT U23s vs Tas U23s754/45 & 1/10616-Jan-2012CanberraOTHER

Photos


Mark Higgs celebrates removing Virender Sehwag
Mark Higgs sends down a delivery
Mark Higgs bowls
Steve Waugh and Mark Higgs celebrate a Blues victory
Mark Higgs - Portrait 2000
Higgs bowling, Australia v England, ICC KnockOut warm-up match, 2000/01