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REP NEWS 2: Neil Harvey OAM!
Date of Event : Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:35PM

NEIL HARVEY - OAM

 

Congratulations and best wishes to Neil Harvey, now 89 and the last surviving member of Don Bradman’s 1948 “Invincibles” team, who has been awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM), and joins a host of other high achievers in being officially recognised in the Queen’s Birthday 2018 Honours List.

Neil who played for Northern District early in his career, represented the Australian cricket team between 1948 and 1963, played in 79 Test matches. He was the vice-captain of the team from 1957 until his retirement.

 

An attacking left-handed batsman, sharp fielder and occasional off-spin bowler, Neil was the senior batsman in the Australian team for much of the 1950s and was regarded by Wisden as the finest fielder of his era. Upon his retirement, Neil was the second-most prolific Test run-scorer and century-maker for Australia.


Last updated: Monday June 25, 2018 10:01PM
Author: Steve Jones