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Ray Harvey
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Ray Harvey

Australia

Full Name

Raymond Harvey

Born

January 03, 1926, Sydney, New South Wales

Died

January 06, 2011, Melbourne, (aged 85y 3d)

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Legbreak googly

relations

(brother),

(brother),

(brother)

TEAMS

Ray Harvey - one of six brothers of whom two, Neil and Merv, went on to play for Australia, while an fourth, Mick, also played for his state - was an attacking batsman who only managed to hold down a place in the Victoria side for two seasons.

While his ability was there for all to see, he perhaps lacked the drive of his more accomplished siblings. Bill Lawry said that he was one of the two best district cricketers he had faced.

His first-class debut came in 1947-48, although he had already made his mark when scoring 86 for Victoria against Australian Services as a 17-year-old in 1943-44. In a side which contained all three brothers, he scored 42 and 22 not out, but despite being given a long run in the team he failed to pass fifty.

He was in and out of the team -more out than in - over the next few seasons, getting his chance when regulars were on Test duty, but finally looked the part when drafted in near the end of the 1952-53 summer, converting his maiden fifty into a career-best 121 against Western Australia.

In 1953-54 he was a regular in the Victoria side, recording two more hundreds and making 699 runs at 49.92, and that earned him a place in the Australia XI against the England tourists at the start of the following summer in what was effectively a Test trial. But his form again fell away markedly, and in 15 matches over the next six season he passed fifty only twice, in consecutive innings at the end of 1958-59.

For Fitzroy in Victorian Premier Cricket he was a major player, scoring 19 centuries and 9,146 runs in first-grade competition, both of which were club records. Like his brothers, he also represented his state at baseball.
Martin Williamson

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50sCtSt
FC40695197012130.7837440
Bowling
FormatMatBallsRunsWktsBBIAveSR5w10w
FC4054332653/2665.20108.6000

Debut/Last Matches - Player

FC Matches
Span
1947/48 - 1959/60