Mick Lewis

Country: Australia
Born: June 29, 1974, Greensborough, Victoria
Height: 1.83 m
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Fast medium
Playing role: Bowler

Mick Lewis Bio

Born and raised in regional Victoria, Australia, Michael Llewellyn Lewis is a former cricket player who defied expectations to establish himself as a dominant force in the sport. Despite facing setbacks and criticism early in his career, Lewis persisted and ultimately left a lasting impact on the game.

Lewis’ journey to cricket stardom was unconventional. As a young player, he struggled to make an impression and was overlooked by junior state sides. However, this did not deter his passion for the sport. Lewis relocated to Melbourne in his twenties and joined the Northcote club, where he began playing grade cricket. Through hard work and determination, he steadily rose through the ranks and finally made his first-class debut at the age of 25.

Known for his fast, accurate, and skidding bowling style, Lewis displayed an aggressive attitude on the field. In the 2000-01 Pura Cup final in Brisbane, he made a significant impact by taking five wickets in the first innings. This performance showcased his consistency, as he continued to take more than 25 Pura Cup victims each season for the next four years.

Lewis’ breakthrough season came in 2004-05 when he claimed 38 wickets at an average of 22.05, thus earning a coveted Cricket Australia contract. He even had the opportunity to represent Australia A and was occasionally mentioned as a potential candidate for the Ashes series. His growing reputation as a death bowler in domestic games was further solidified when he delivered a nerve-wracking final over in the second Chappell-Hadlee Series match, securing a two-run victory and the trophy through a desperate run out.

Despite his success, Lewis faced his fair share of challenges. In March 2006, during a one-day international match in Johannesburg, he became the unfortunate recipient of a record-breaking 113 runs in his ten overs. This performance, coupled with an overall economy rate of 6.87 in his seven games, led to his loss of a Cricket Australia contract. The 2006-07 domestic season compounded his difficulties, as he suffered from a hip muscle injury and experienced subpar form. Unable to regain his previous heights, Lewis retired in 2008, finishing his career with 16 Pura Cup wickets at an average of 37.62.

Although his professional cricket career was relatively short-lived, Mick Lewis remains a respected figure in the sport. His determination, ability to overcome setbacks, and skill as a death bowler will forever be remembered. Lewis’ story serves as an inspiration for aspiring cricketers, contemplating the idea that it’s never too late to make an impact in the sport you love.

Mick Lewis Career Stats

Mick Lewis Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 2 - - - - - - - - - - - 1 0
ODIs 7 1 1 4 4* - 4 100 0 0 0 0 1 0
FC 82 108 35 693 54* 9.49 - - 0 1 - - 35 0
List A 94 29 15 127 19 9.07 228 55.7 0 0 - - 25 0
T20s 20 7 4 38 11* 12.66 39 97.43 0 0 3 1 1 0

Mick Lewis Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 2 2 45 49 4 2/18 2/18 12.25 6.53 11.2 0 0 0
ODIs 7 7 341 391 7 3/56 3/56 55.85 6.87 48.7 0 0 0
FC 82 - 14751 8060 277 6/59 - 29.09 3.27 53.2 - 7 0
List A 94 - 4508 3694 121 5/48 5/48 30.52 4.91 37.2 2 1 0
T20s 20 20 430 554 37 4/10 4/10 14.97 7.73 11.6 3 0 0

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