Matthew Hart

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Matthew Hart
Personal information
Full nameMatthew Norman Hart
Born16 May 1972 (1972-05-16) (age 47)
Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
BowlingSlow left-arm orthodox
International information
National side
Test debut(cap  187)17 February 1994 v  Pakistan
Last Test8 November 1995 v  India
ODI debut(cap  87)13 March 1994 v  Pakistan
Last ODI9 June 2002 v  West Indies
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Runs scored353614,4182,050
Batting average 17.647.6225.5320.91
Top score4516201* 100
Balls bowled3,08657216,4174,965
Wickets 2913212116
Bowling average 49.5828.6935.0127.28
5 wickets in innings 1171
10 wickets in match0000
Best bowling5/775/226/735/22
Catches/stumpings 9/–7/–109/–69/–
Source: Cricinfo, 4 May 2017

Matthew Norman Hart (born 16 May 1972) is a former New Zealand cricketer. Hart, a left-arm orthodox spinner, played in 14 Tests between 1994 and 1996, claiming 29 wickets including one five-wicket haul against South Africa.

He also appeared in 13 ODIs, claiming 13 wickets, including a then-record haul by a New Zealander in One Day Internationals, claiming 5/22 against the West Indies in 1994. His international career lasted from 1994 to 2002, eventually losing his place in the team to Daniel Vettori. Hart retired from cricket in 2005 at the age of 33, citing a loss of enthusiasm for the game. [1]

His brother, Robbie, also played cricket as a wicket-keeper for Northern Districts Knights and New Zealand.

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