Mark Higgs

Country: Australia
Born: June 30, 1976, Queanbeyan, New South Wales
Batting Style: Left hand Bat
Bowling Style: Slow Left arm Orthodox, Left arm Wrist spin

Mark Higgs Bio

Mark Anthony Higgs, a former cricket player from Australia, was born on May 28, 1970. Higgs began his cricket career representing the Australian Capital Territory in domestic competition before being invited to play for New South Wales in 1998-99.

Known for his slow left-arm bowling and aggressive batting style, Higgs made a memorable debut with the Canberra Comets during the 1997-98 season. He showcased his abilities by smashing a powerful 36 runs and taking three wickets, contributing to the team’s historic entry into the Mercantile Mutual Cup competition.

However, opportunities were scarce for Higgs in Sydney, where intense competition for a spot in the state team led to him being in and out of the playing eleven. Despite the challenges, Higgs’ strong finish to the 1999-2000 season caught the attention of selectors, resulting in his surprising inclusion as a replacement for the injured Shane Warne in the ICC KnockOut tournament in Kenya. Although Australia had an early exit from the tournament, Higgs’ selection provided a significant boost for his confidence.

The 2000-01 domestic season proved to be a turning point for Higgs, as he showcased his skills with several impressive performances. A remarkable unbeaten 181-run innings in the Pura Cup match against Queensland and a four-wicket haul in the Mercantile Mutual Cup victory over Western Australia highlighted his impact. However, as competition for spots in the team intensified once again, Higgs found limited opportunities and made the decision to move to South Australia in the 2002-03 season.

Higgs made a sensational debut for South Australia, scoring a century and making a strong impression in his first season with the team. However, over time, Higgs’ wrist spin bowling technique became increasingly predictable, relying heavily on orthodox variations, while his batting form faltered. This led to him being confined to one-day appearances in the following seasons and, eventually, losing his contract.

Throughout his career, Mark Anthony Higgs amassed valuable experience and contributed to various teams he represented. His skill as a slow left-arm bowler, coupled with his aggressive batting style, made him a formidable player on the field. While his career faced its fair share of challenges and limitations, Higgs’ impact during his playing years should not be overshadowed.

Mark Higgs Career Stats

Mark Higgs Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 38 66 7 1915 181* 32.45 3343 57.28 3 9 - - 21 0
List A 65 60 5 1328 77 24.14 - - 0 5 - - 25 0
T20s 1 - - - - - - - - - - - 0 0

Mark Higgs Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs - - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 38 - 3147 1741 31 4/25 - 56.16 3.31 101.5 - 0 0
List A 65 - 1232 1131 32 4/15 4/15 35.34 5.5 38.5 1 0 0
T20s 1 1 12 20 0 - - - 10 - 0 0 0

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