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Michael Harris

Biography

Born at St. Just-in-Roseland, Cornwall in 1944, Mike 'Pasty' Harris was a right-handed opening batsman, leg-break bowler and wicket-keeper. He represented Middlesex 72 times between 1964 and 1968 before he moved to Nottinghamshire, whom he represented in 261 matches between 1969 and 1982. He spent two winters abroad with Eastern Province in 1971/72 and Wellington in 1975/76 and he toured the West Indies in 1974/75 with Derrick Robins XI. During his career he amassed 19,196 runs (av. 36.70) with 41 centuries and a top score of 201 n.o. for Nottinghamshire versus Glamorgan at Trent Bridge, Nottingham in 1973. He hit 1,000 runs in a season eleven times, achieving 2,000 once. His best season being 2,238 (av. 50.86) in 1971. He bagged 79 wickets (av. 43.78) with a best of 4 for 16 versus Warwickshire at Trent Bridge, Nottingham in 1969 and he held 288 catches and took 14 stumpings. He later became a first-class umpire.