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Merv Harvey
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Merv Harvey

Australia

INTL CAREER: 1947 - 1947

Full Name

Mervyn Roye Harvey

Born

April 29, 1918, Broken Hill, New South Wales

Died

March 18, 1995, Footscray, Victoria, (aged 76y 323d)

Batting Style

Right hand bat

relations

(brother),

(brother),

(brother)

TEAMS

Wisden obituary
Mervyn Roye Harvey, who died on March 20, 1995, aged 76, was the eldest of four brothers who all played first-class cricket for Victoria. The most famous, Neil, said that Merv was the most talented of the four. Merv Harvey was a free-scoring right-handed opening bat whose opportunities were severely restricted by the war. When it ended he was 27, but he got his chance against England in 1946-47. After scoring a three-hour 136 for Victoria against New South Wales, he was picked for the Adelaide Test in place of the injured Sid Barnes. He did quite well, though not in his normal style, and scored 31 in the second innings, sharing a stand of 116 with Arthur Morris, who was on his way to his second hundred of the match. That was not enough for Harvey to keep his place. In 22 first-class matches he hit 1,147 runs at 38.23 with three centuries. He captained Victoria five times.
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test120433121.5010740.18005000
FC22333114716338.2333110
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test1------------
FC22000-----000
Mervyn Roye Harvey
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Debut/Last Matches - Player

FC Matches
Span
1940/41 - 1948/49