Robbie Hart

Country: New Zealand
Born: December 02, 1974, Hamilton, Waikato
Batting Style: Right hand Bat

Robbie Hart Bio

Robert Garry Hart, commonly known as Robbie Hart, is a former cricketer from New Zealand who made his mark as a talented wicketkeeper-batsman. Born on March 13, 1973, in Auckland, New Zealand, Hart had cricket running through his veins as he was the younger brother of Matthew Hart, a renowned Test spinner.

Hart’s cricketing journey began relatively late, and he had to work hard to earn his place in the national team. He caught the selectors’ attention with his exceptional skills and determination, leading to his selection to represent New Zealand in Test cricket. Following Adam Parore’s retirement in 2001-2002, Hart donned the gloves for the Test team, fulfilling the crucial role of a wicketkeeper.

His breakthrough moment came during New Zealand’s tour of the West Indies in 2002, where he played a vital role in securing the nation’s first-ever Test victory on Caribbean soil. Hart not only exhibited his wicketkeeping prowess but also demonstrated his batting capabilities by providing valuable support to the team. This outstanding performance continued in the second Test, where he played a defensive role, ultimately leading New Zealand to a series win against the West Indies.

Hart faced another challenging test during the Sri Lankan and Indian tours in 2003. These tours were dominated by spin-bowling, which put his wicketkeeping abilities to the ultimate test. Although he struggled with catching in the second Test against India, he managed to hold on to six catches throughout the series. His tenacity and dedication to the game were evident through his consistent performances on the field.

In August 2004, Hart made the difficult decision to retire from international cricket to focus on his business career. Despite his relatively short international career, Hart left a lasting impact in the cricketing world. He played a total of 11 Tests, showcasing his skills as a wicketkeeper and contributing with his efficient batting technique whenever required.

Off the field, Hart’s determination and passion for cricket earned him respect from fans and fellow cricketers alike. His hardworking nature and commitment to the game inspired many aspiring cricketers in New Zealand.

After retiring from the sport, Hart continued to stay involved with cricket in various capacities. He imparted his knowledge and skills as a coach, mentor, and commentator, sharing his experiences with the next generation of cricketers.

Although Hart’s international career may have been short-lived, his significant contributions on the field, especially during New Zealand’s historic Test victory against the West Indies, remain etched in the memories of cricket enthusiasts. His journey from a late selection to becoming the Test keeper for New Zealand exemplifies the power of hard work, dedication, and perseverance in achieving one’s goals.

Robert Garry Hart’s legacy as a talented wicketkeeper-batsman and his commitment to the sport will always be cherished in the annals of New Zealand cricket history.

Robbie Hart Career Stats

Robbie Hart Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 11 19 3 260 57* 16.25 1012 25.69 0 1 18 0 29 1
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 2 1 0 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
FC 110 156 24 2893 127* 21.91 - - 2 12 - - 299 17
List A 135 104 30 1210 56 16.35 - - 0 2 - - 134 32
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Robbie Hart Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 11 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 2 - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 110 - 0 0 0 - - - - - 0 0 0
List A 135 - 0 0 0 - - - - - 0 0 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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