Pasty Harris

Michael John "Pasty" Harris (born 25 May 1944, in St Just in Roseland, Cornwall) is a former English first-class cricketer who played for various teams. He played from 1964 until 1982 in a 344-game career which took him to South Africa and New Zealand. In England he represented Nottinghamshire, for whom he scored over 15,000 runs, and Middlesex County Cricket Club, playing as a right-handed batsman and, from 1969 until around 1972, as a useful leg spin bowler. From 1974 to 1977, Nottinghamshire used him as their wicketkeeper as David Pullan, the incumbent, was a poor batsman. Harris hit nine centuries, equalling the county record, in 1971 when he scored 2238 runs.

Pasty Harris
Personal information
Full nameMichael John Harris
Born25 May 1944 (1944-05-25) (age 75)
St Just in Roseland, Cornwall
BattingRight-handed batsman
Career statistics
Competition First-class List A
Matches 344 225
Runs scored 19,196 4,882
Batting average 36.70 29.95
100s/50s 41/98 3/26
Top score 201* 104*
Balls bowled 6,345 94
Wickets 79 4
Bowling average 43.78 21.75
5 wickets in innings 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 n/a
Best bowling 4/16 2/24
Catches/stumpings 288/14 139/6
Source: CricInfo, 18 May 2017

A prolific batsman in county cricket, he was selected on standby for the 1974-75 Ashes tour but was superseded by Colin Cowdrey. His nickname of "Pasty" referred to his Cornish origins. Harris was later on the list of First Class Umpires.


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