|Full name||Matthew Norman Hart|
|Born||16 May 1972 47) (age|
Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
|Bowling||Slow left-arm orthodox|
|Test debut(cap 187)||17 February 1994 v Pakistan|
|Last Test||8 November 1995 v India|
|ODI debut(cap 87)||13 March 1994 v Pakistan|
|Last ODI||9 June 2002 v West Indies|
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.
His brother, Robbie, also played cricket as a wicket-keeper for Northern Districts Knights and New Zealand.
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