Shane Harwood

Country: Australia
Born: March 01, 1974, Ballarat, Victoria
Height: 1.83 m
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Fast medium
Playing role: Bowler

Shane Harwood Bio

Shane Michael Harwood is an Australian cricketer who gained recognition for his impressive fast bowling skills. Born on May 5, 1974, in Melbourne, Victoria, Harwood had a career beset by numerous injuries, but his determination and talent shone through.

Harwood had a late start in professional cricket, making his debut at the age of 28 in the 2002-2003 season. He burst onto the scene with a bang, becoming only the third Australian cricketer to take a hat-trick on a first-class debut. Playing for Victoria against Tasmania, Harwood dismissed Shane Watson, Graeme Cunningham, and Sean Clingeleffer in quick succession. This remarkable feat propelled him into the limelight and earned him a spot in the Australia A team.

Known for his sharp pace and awkward bounce, Harwood proved to be a formidable opponent for batsmen. In the 2005-2006 season, his outstanding form caught the attention of his Victoria teammate Shane Warne, who advocated for his selection in the national team’s tour of South Africa. Although he narrowly missed out on that opportunity, Harwood continued to impress with his bowling skills, taking 30 wickets in the Pura Cup at an average of 31.

Harwood’s career was marked by a series of unfortunate injuries, which frequently disrupted his progress. His commitment to the sport was evident, as he battled through various setbacks, ranging from a broken hand caused by his dog pulling him off his bike to a cheekbone fracture resulting from a bouncer delivered by Kade Harvey. Despite these obstacles, Harwood’s passion for cricket remained unwavering.

In January 2007, Harwood achieved one of the highlights of his career when he received a surprise call-up to the Australian national team for a Twenty20 match against England. This milestone made him the third oldest ODI debutant in Australian cricket history, trailing only Bob Simpson and Bob Holland. Embarking on a rigorous tour of South Africa, Harwood also played two Twenty20 matches and made his Indian Premier League (IPL) debut for the Rajasthan Royals, where he made an instant impact by taking a wicket with his first ball in the competition.

Throughout his career, Harwood displayed his prowess in various formats of the game. He was particularly impressive in the FR Cup, finishing as the leading wicket-taker in the 2008-2009 season with 24 scalps at an average of 16.25. However, a shoulder reconstruction in 2009-2010 limited his appearances and hindered his progress.

Outside of cricket, Harwood maintained a down-to-earth attitude and expressed his admiration for former Australian fast bowler Rodney Hogg. In fact, if he hadn’t pursued a career in cricket, Harwood humorously claimed he would have been driving trucks.

Shane Harwood’s cricketing journey may have been plagued by injuries, but his determination and skill make him a respected figure in Australian cricket. Despite the challenges he faced, he left a lasting impact on the game, both locally and internationally. Harwood’s dedication to the sport and his ability to overcome adversity serve as an inspiration to aspiring cricketers around the world.

Shane Harwood Career Stats

Shane Harwood Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 3 1 1 0 0* - 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0
ODIs 1 1 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
FC 44 56 10 666 68* 14.47 - - 0 1 - - 11 0
List A 57 30 12 191 50* 10.61 228 83.77 0 1 - - 8 0
T20s 40 14 8 101 20* 16.83 76 132.89 0 0 5 5 6 0

Shane Harwood Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 3 3 72 113 3 2/21 2/21 37.66 9.41 24 0 0 0
ODIs 1 1 60 57 2 2/57 2/57 28.5 5.7 30 0 0 0
FC 44 - 8761 4488 137 6/38 - 32.75 3.07 63.9 4 4 0
List A 57 - 2918 2185 91 6/46 6/46 24.01 4.49 32 1 4 0
T20s 40 40 845 1079 48 3/13 3/13 22.47 7.66 17.6 0 0 0

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