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Mervyn Hughes
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Personal information
Full name Mervyn Gregory Hughes
Born 23 November 1961 (1961-11-23) (age 55)
Euroa, Victoria, Australia
Nickname Fruitfly
Batting style Right-hand
Bowling style Right-arm fast
Role Bowler
International information
National side Australia
Test debut (cap 332) 13 December 1985 v India
Last Test 17 March 1994 v South Africa
ODI debut (cap 104) 11 December 1988 v Pakistan
Last ODI 23 May 1993 v England
Domestic team information
Years Team
1997/98–1998/99 Australian Capital Territory
1983 Essex
1981/82–1994/95 Victoria
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 53 33 165 88
Runs scored 1,032 100 2,649 264
Batting average 16.64 11.11 17.54 8.51
100s/50s –/2 –/– –/7 –/–
Top score 72* 20 72* 20
Balls bowled 12,285 1,639 34,881 4,466
Wickets 212 38 593 105
Bowling average 28.38 29.34 29.39 30.00
5 wickets in innings 7 21 1
10 wickets in match 1 3
Best bowling 8/87 4/44 8/87 5/41
Catches/stumpings 23/– 6/– 56/– 19/–
Source: Cricinfo, 26 December 2010

Mervyn Gregory Hughes (born 23 November 1961) is a former Australian cricketer. A right-arm fast bowler, he represented Australia between 1985 and 1994 in 53 Test matches, taking 212 wickets. He played 33 One Day Internationals, taking 38 wickets. He took a hat trick in a Test against the West Indies at the WACA in 1988–89, and went on to take 8-87. In 1993, he took 31 wickets in the Ashes Series against England. He was a useful lower-order batsman, scoring two half-centuries in tests, and over 1,000 runs in all. He also represented Victorian Bushrangers, Essex in English county cricket, Australian Capital Territory, Australia 'A' (in the World Series Cup), and Australia.

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